OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 23 Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms

Section 348 Permanent suspension powered work platforms

This section applies to equipment that is permanently installed on a structure and includes a suspended working platform, a roof car, or other suspension means, track or guidance systems, and the required operating and control devices. This is in contrast to portable powered platforms such as swingstages which are removed from their points of suspension after each use and are normally handled on the ground.

CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z271-98 (R2004), Safety Code for Suspended Elevating Platforms, applies to the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, test, maintenance, alteration, and repair of suspended elevating platforms designed to carry personnel for the purpose of gaining access to exterior and interior building surfaces and other structures. The Standard also applies to manually operated platforms and boatswain’s chairs.