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  • AS 1657-2013

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    Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders - Design, construction and installation

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    Published date:  10-12-2013

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Sets out requirements for the design, selection, construction and installation of fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders that are intended to provide safe access to places used by operating, inspection, maintenance and servicing personnel.

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    This Standard sets out requirements for the design, selection, construction and installation of fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders that are intended to provide safe access to places used by operating, inspection, maintenance and servicing personnel.This Standard also applies to the following:(a) Movable platforms that are permanently configured but that may be site adjustable or site assembled/modified.(b) Permanently installed roof access, where such access is for the purpose of installing, operating, inspecting, maintaining or servicing equipment that is located on, or is accessible from, the roof.(c) Permanently installed access for inspection and maintenance of the roof itself.NOTE: This Standard may also be used for guidance in providing access to some parts of mobile plant, light and telecommunication towers, wind turbine towers and water and sewerage facilities. While such access may not be capable of complying with all the requirements of this Standard, the principles and imposed actions should be followed.

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    Committee SF-013
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status AvailableSuperseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    First published as CA10—1938.Fourth edition 1971.Revised and redesignated AS 1657—1974.Fourth edition 2013. First published as CA10-1938. Fourth edition 1971. Revised and redesignated AS1657-1974. Fourth edition 2013. Reissued incorporating Amendment No. 1 (June 2016).

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