OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 125 Prohibition on single rail

Employers are responsible for making sure that ladders are used properly. This also means that employers must make sure that the correct type of ladder is used. Ladders made by fastening cleats or steps across a single rail or post must not be built, let alone used. Such a device is unstable and unsafe for use.