OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 812 Instruction of workers

Workers must be trained in the rope access safe work plan and the practices and procedures they must follow to ensure their personal safety while using the rope access system. This training must include the procedures to assemble, maintain, inspect, use and disassemble the rope access system or systems in use (see section 15 of the OHS Regulation). Workers expected to rescue a worker who has fallen or is injured and remains suspended by the rope access system must be trained in rescue procedures.

Workers must be competent to perform their work activities. Requirements specific to the training of workers in occupational rope access techniques are described in section 826 for industrial rope access work and section 841 for non-industrial rope access work.