OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 40 Utility Workers – Electrical

Explanation of Rules Referenced from the ECUC, Second Edition

Rule 4-044 Climbing spurs

Paragraph (a) does not apply.

To reduce the possibility of a worker gaffing himself or herself, climbing spurs must only be worn when required. While it is reasonable to wear them while walking or being transported from pole to pole, climbing spurs should not be worn in the office, restaurant, or similar location. Gaff guards are available to prevent injuries while the spurs are being worn.