Code of Alabama - Title 25: Industrial Relations and Labor - Section 25-9-272 - Maintenance, etc., of means of access to pits

Section 25-9-272 - Maintenance, etc., of means of access to pits.

(a) Access. Safe means of access shall be provided to all working places in any pit.

(b) Fastening ladders. All fixed ladders shall be properly installed, securely fastened and provided with back guards where necessary. At least three inches of toe clearance shall be provided.

(c) Incline of ladders. Under no circumstances shall any ladder inclining backward from the vertical be installed or used.

(d) Maintenance. Ladderways where used shall be maintained in safe condition and shall be inspected regularly.

(e) Steps. Where stairs are used, they shall comply with the requirements set forth in the basic safety manual, State of Alabama.

(f) Travel. Access to pits over railway haulage shall be provided with adequate warning signs.

(g) Walkway. Where access to pits is by walkway, it shall be properly graded, and if travel along the walkway is unsafe by reason of danger of falling into the pit, the walkway shall be protected by handrails. Drain ditches shall be laid out and both walk and drain ditches shall be kept free of broken stone, trash, and debris at all times.

(Acts 1949, No. 207, p. 242, §74; Acts 1975, 4th Ex. Sess., No. 147, p. 2866, §1.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021