OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 24 Toilets and Washing Facilities

Section 361 Condition of facilities

Employers must ensure that lunch rooms, change rooms, and sanitary and hand washing facilities are kept in a clean and sanitary condition and maintained so that the facilities are operational when required for use.

Changing rooms, lunch rooms, toilet facilities and rooms in which a wash basin or shower are located are not to be used for the storage of materials unless these spaces are built with proper storage facilities. Materials improperly stored in these high traffic and high use areas can create a slipping or tripping hazard, reduce the amount of intended space available to workers and the materials themselves may become a fire hazard or contain substances hazardous to workers.