OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 8 Entrances, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders

Section 129 Safe use

Figure 8.1 shows a roof ladder in use on a very steep roof. The bracket at the upper end of a crawl board or roof ladder should be deep enough to reach over the ridge of the roof and overlap the roof framing.

Eaves troughs must not be used to support a crawl board or roof ladder. An eaves trough may not be strong enough to support the combined weight of the crawl board or ladder and the worker using it.

Figure 8.1 Roof ladder in use on very steep roof