OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009

Part 41 Work Requiring Rope Access


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Highlights


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Introduction


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Section 805 Exemption


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Section 806 Exemption


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Section 807 Exemption


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Section 808 3 metre fall height


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Sections 809 and 810 Components of the plan


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Section 811 Safe work practices


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Section 812 Instruction of workers


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Section 813 Tools and equipment


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Section 814 Equipment compatibility


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Section 815 Inspection and maintenance


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Section 816 Same diameter of rope


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Section 817 Standards for low stretch (static) rope


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Section 818 Standards for high stretch (dynamic) rope


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Section 819 Cow’s tail


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Section 820 Removal from service


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Section 821 and Section 822 Worker rescue


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Industrial rope access work


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Section 823 Recognized safe work practices


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Section 824 Conflicting requirements


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Section 825 Two workers per team


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Section 826 Worker competency


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Section 827 Worker’s personal logbook


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Section 828 Maximum arrest force, clearance


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Section 829 Anchorage strength


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Section 830 Safety line


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Section 831 Head protection


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Section 832 Headwear retention system


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Section 833 Worker to secure headwear


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Section 834 Full body harness


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Section 835 Standards


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Section 836 Acceptable styles of carabiners


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Section 837 Ascenders


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Section 838 Back-up devices


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Section 839 Descenders


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Non-industrial rope access work


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Section 840 Safe work practices


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Section 841 Worker competency


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Section 842 and Section 843 Fall factor, clearance, anchorage strength


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Section 844 Headwear standards


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Section 845 Worker to secure headwear


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Section 846 Headwear remaining in service


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Section 847 Sit harness


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Section 848 Full body harness


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Section 849 Connecting components