S-2.1, r. 13 - Regulation respecting occupational health and safety

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349. Securing to an anchorage system: The fall arrest connecting device of a full body harness shall be secured to one of the following anchorage systems:
(1)  a single point of anchorage with one of the following characteristics:
(a)  have a breaking strength of at least 18 kN;
(b)  be designed and installed in accordance with an engineer’s plan in compliance with CSA Standard Z259.16 Design of Active Fall-Protection Systems, and
i.  have a strength equal to twice the maximum arrest force as certified by an engineer; or
ii.  be certified in accordance with EN 795 Personal Protective Equipment against Falls - Anchor devices - published by the European Committee for Standardization or with CAN/CSA Standard Z259.15 Anchorage Connectors;
(2)  a flexible continuous anchorage system (horizontal lifeline) with one of the following characteristics:
(a)  be in compliance with the following minimum standards:
i.  have a steel cable of a minimum diameter of 12 mm slackened to a minimum angle of 1 vertical to 12 horizontal, or 5° from horizontal;
ii.  have a maximum distance of 12 m between the end anchors;
iii.  have end anchors with a breaking strength of at least 90 kN;
(b)  be designed and installed in accordance with an engineer’s plan in compliance with CSA Standard Z259.13 Flexible Horizontal Lifeline Systems and CSA Standard Z259.16 Design of Active Fall-Protection Systems;
(3)  a rigid continuous anchorage system designed and installed in accordance with an engineer’s plan in compliance with CSA Standard Z259.16 Design of Active Fall-Protection Systems.
A flexible continuous anchorage system complying with subparagraph a of subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph may not be used by more than 2 workers simultaneously.
An anchorage system having the characteristics described in subparagraphs b of subparagraphs 1 and 2 of the first paragraph and an anchorage system referred to in subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph shall, before it is first brought into service, be inspected and tested by an engineer or a qualified person acting under the supervision of an engineer, to ensure that the system is in compliance with the design and installation plans.
O.C. 885-2001, s. 349; O.C. 510-2008, s. 4; 1411-2018O.C. 1411-2018, s. 28.
349. Vertical lifeline: A lifeline shall:
(1)  comply with the CAN/CSA Z259.2-M1979 standard Fall-arresting Devices, Personal Lowering Devices and Life Lines;
(2)  be used by one person only;
(3)  be less than 90 m in length;
(4)  be attached to an individual anchorage point with a tensile strength at break of at least 18 kN;
(5)  be protected so as not to come into contact with any sharp edges;
(6)  be free of knots, splices, except the terminations, and defects.
For the purposes of subparagraph 6 of the first paragraph, “splices” means rope strands that are interwoven to make a loop at the termination of the rope.
O.C. 885-2001, s. 349; O.C. 510-2008, s. 4.