OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 9 Fall Protection

Section 152.3 Independence of anchors

The anchor to which a personal fall arrest system is attached must not be the same anchor that supports or suspends a platform. Independent anchors are required so that if the anchor supporting or suspending the platform fails, then the worker does not fall along with the platform. Note that it is acceptable to use engineered anchors that have two or more loops on a single device that function independently of one another. A platform can be supported by one loop and a worker by another loop.