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Ontario Building Code

Important Points:
- Where maintenance and window cleaning operations are intended to be carried out on the exterior of a building, anchor systems shall be provided where any portion of the roof is more then 8 m (26’-3”) adjacent to ground level.
- The anchor systems in the sentence above, shall be designed, installed and tested in conformance with CSA standard Z91, “Safety Code for Window Cleaning Operations”

Note: This is not the official version. The most current version of this regulation is available by visiting the Ontario Regulations website.


CAN/CSA – Z91-02 (R2008)

Anchors and lifelines, equipment tie backs and direct attachment of primary lines for suspended equipment should be designed to resist without fracture and/or pullout a force of 22.5 KN (5000 LBF), applied in the most adverse direction. Equipment tie backs and lifelines shall not be attached to the same anchor.

Important Points:
- Persons working on a surface within 2 m of an unprotected edge, where they may fall onto a hazardous substance or object, or at a height of 3 m more above the ground, the adjacent roof level, or an acceptable landing without protection of guardrails or other devices to guard against falls, shall wear a fall arrest full body harness with lanyard.
- The fall protection system shall be attached to anchors or to substantial members of the building at all times.

Note: This is not the official version. The most current version of this regulation is available by visiting the CSA Standards website.

CAN/CSA - Z71-98

This standard includes requirements for the safe operation of various types of suspended equipment used to gain access to exterior or interior, or both, sides of buildings or structures.

Important Points:
- The equipment referred to is designed, installed, inspected and tested in accordance with CAN/CSA-271-98 (R2004)
- This standard specifies the safety requirements for suspended equipment and rolling stages normally used for (but not limited to) window cleaning operations, general cleaning, repair, painting, maintenance, inspection, and construction operations and similar work.

Note: This is not the official version. The most current version of this regulation is available by visiting the CSA Standards website.

British Columbia
Workers’ Compensation  Board of British Columbia Industrial Health & Safety Regulations, Section 8, Places of Employment – General Requirements, and Section 74, Window Cleaning General Requirements.

Note: This is not the official version. The most current version of this regulation is available by visiting the Revised Statutes and Consolidated Regulations of British Columbia website.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Department of Labour Occupational Health and Safety Act, Schedule “A” Fall Protection and Scaffolding Regulations.

Note: This is not the official version. The most current version of this regulation is available by visiting the Nova Scotia Registry of Regulations website.

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