OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 9 Fall Protection

Section 158 Leading edge fall protection system

An employer using a leading edge fall protection system consisting of fabric or netting panels must ensure that

(a) the system is used only to provide leading edge fall protection,

(b) the system is used and installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications,

(c) a copy of the manufacturer’s specifications for the system is available to workers at the work site at which the system is being used,

(d) the fabric or netting is

(i) drop-tested at the work site in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR Section 1926.502(C)4(i) published by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or

(ii) certified as safe for use by a professional engineer, and

(e) all workers using the system are trained in its use and limitations.