Revision to Walkways, Ladders and Platforms Standard
Friday, 7 March 2014
AS 1657 has been revised and the new 2013 version will be referenced in the National Construction Code (NCC) on 1 May 2014
This revision is more reflective of the changes within the industry and seeks to align current Work Health Safety (WHS) regulations and the NCC.
The new edition:
- Covers single stile ladders;
- Addresses access to roofs;
- Removes references to the regulatory authority;
- Covers a broader scope of testing products and more complete test methods;
- Introduced the testing of a wider range of products for use when proof of performance is required.
The Standard is available on the SAI global web site: www.saiglobal.com.au