S-2.1, r. 4 - Safety Code for the construction industry

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3.5.6. Ladder utilization: Any ladder shall:
(a)  rest on a firm footing and the top shall be propped on its 2-side rails;
(b)  be firmly held in place by one or more persons if it is not permanently fastened and if its length is equal to or superior to 9 m;
(c)  be protected against any jolt or sliding which might upset it;
(d)  when not permanently fastened, be so inclined, in compliance with Schedule 0.1, that the horizontal distance between the base of the ladder and the vertical plane of its top support is approximately between 1/4 and 1/3 of the length of the ladder between its supports;
(e)  if used as a means of access:
i.  be securely fastened in place;
ii.  extend at least 900 mm above the upper landing; and
iii.  have a minimum clear space of 150 mm below any rung;
(f)  be so placed that there is adequate free space at the bottom of the ladder;
(g)  (paragraph revoked);
(h)  not be lashed to another ladder end to end;
(i)  if installed in a continuous vertical position, except ladders permanently installed with hoop protection:
i.  have rest platforms with handrails, at intervals not greater than 6 m; and
ii.  be off-centre at each platform to ensure protection for the upper part;
(j)  not be used near an exposed electrical circuit when it is made of metal or is metal-reinforced;
(k)  be of a length sufficient to allow a person to work without having to use the top 2 rungs; and
(l)  be lifted and lowered by the user in such a way that he faces it.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-2.1, r. 6, s. 3.5.6; O.C. 329-94, s. 38.