New Code of Practice for Safety and Health in Arboriculture

Issue 46 – February 2013

The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (Labour Group) recently published the Approved Code of Practice for Safety and Health in Arboriculture (2012).The code calls up a mix of Standards, which are not necessarily the most up to date. It cites:

  • NZS/AS 1270:1988 Acoustics – Hearing protectors (superseded)
  • AS/NZS 1337:1992 – Eye protectors for industrial applications (superseded)
  • AS/NZS 1801:1997 – Occupational protective helmets
  • AS/NZS 1891.1:2007 – Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices Part 1: Harnesses and ancillary equipment
  • AS/NZS 1891.2:2001 – Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices  Part 2: Horizontal lifeline and rail systems
  • AS/NZS 1891.3:1997 – Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices  Part 3: Fall-arrest devices
  • AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 – Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices  Part 4: Selection, use and maintenance
  • AS/NZS 2210.1:2010 – Safety, protective and occupational footwear  Guide to selection, care and use
  • NZS/BS 302.5:1987 – Stranded steel wire ropes  Specification for ropes for hauling purposes (withdrawn)
  • NZS 3609:1978 – Specification for timber ladders
  • AS/NZS 4453.3:1997 – Protective clothing for users of hand-held chainsaws – Protective legwear
  • NZS 5233:1986 – Ladders-Non timber (superseded)
  • NZS 5806:1980 – Specification for industrial safety helmets Medium protection (superseded)
  • NZS 5819:1982 – Chain saw safety.

It came into effect in November 2012.

 

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