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Photo of a stairway with railing

Stairway with railing.

Photo courtesy of OSHA.

Key Components: Considerations
Component 5. Access Stairways and Ladders

Safe access to marine hanging staging platforms shall be provided at all times by stairways or ladders [29 CFR Part 1915.71(k)(1)]. The Qualified Person should consider access when performing the job hazard analysis.

Key Point Stair- and ladderway openings in staging platforms must be protected with standard guardrails on all open sides, except at points of entry.


Key Point Locate entry points to stair- or ladderway openings away from work locations to the extent feasible or install removable rails or gates.

Ladders used for access to staging must comply with 29 CFR Part 1915 Subpart E.

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