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