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:

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