OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 806 Exemption

Workers involved in emergency rescue services or training for the purpose of emergency rescue are not bound by the requirements of the Part. This exemption allows rescue personnel to use equipment and practices other than those specified in this Part; it does not exempt rescue personnel from using fall protection equipment and practices. The equipment and practices used must provide an effective measure of worker safety and address the unique hazards that a rescue situation presents.