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This mandatory standard must be applied at all construction projects.

  • Only be used following assessment against the hierarchy of equipment selection for low level access equipment.
  • Hop-ups can provide safe low level access where used appropriately, however the following requirements must be followed.
  • A task specific risk assessment for use of a hop-up must be undertaken.
  • Only used for light duty tasks.
  • Minimum platform width of 600mm x 600mm (300mm wide platforms are not permitted).
  • No more than 500mm high.
  • Must have safety catches to prevent legs folding during use.
  • Must be subject to weekly recorded inspection.

Pat Boyle

Managing Director