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DGFASLI, Mumbai, Ministry of Labour, Government of India.

  • More than two men shall not be allowed to work at any one time on a staging plank.
  • When dock workers are employed on staging more than 2.5 metres high, they shall be protected by safety belts equipped with lifelines which shall be secured with a minimum of flask to a fixed structure.
  • Prior to each use, belts and lifelines shall be inspected for dry rot, chemical damage or other defects which may affect their strength. Defective belts shall not be used.
  • Work on a staging shall not be carried on when loaded slings have to pass over the stagings and there is danger from falling objects.