OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 41 Work Requiring Rope Access

Section 829 Anchorage strength

Anchors should be unquestionably reliable i.e. “bomber” or “bomb-proof”. The strength of all anchors should be not less than 16 kN per worker attached. However, where this is not practicable, an anchor can be “de-rated” to have an ultimate load capacity of two times the estimated maximum arresting force created by a fall in the direction of the rope pull.