Contents of Section

Chapter:

59AC PDFTitle:FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS (SUSPENDED WORKING PLATFORMS) REGULATIONGazette Number:
Section:6Heading:SuspensionVersion Date:30/06/1997

The owner of a suspended working platform shall ensure that it is not used for carrying persons unless-

        (a) the points of suspension are at adequate horizontal distances from the face of the building or other structure so as to prevent the suspended working platform from coming into contact with such face;
        (b) wire ropes or chains are used for the raising, lowering and suspension of the platform;
        (c) the wire ropes or chains are securely attached to the outriggers or other supports;
        (d) the wire ropes or chains are of such length that the platform is capable of being lowered to the ground or a safe landing place; and
        (e) adequate arrangements are made to prevent undue tipping, tilting or swinging of the platform and to secure it to prevent undue horizontal movement while it is being used.
(Enacted 1994)