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Every existing place of work or means of access or egress at height shall—
(a)be stable and of sufficient strength and rigidity for the purpose for which it is intended to be or is being used;
(b)where applicable, rest on a stable, sufficiently strong surface;
(c)be of sufficient dimensions to permit the safe passage of persons and the safe use of any plant or materials required to be used and to provide a safe working area having regard to the work to be carried out there;
(d)possess suitable and sufficient means for preventing a fall;
(e)possess a surface which has no gap—
(i)through which a person could fall;
(ii)through which any material or object could fall and injure a person; or
(iii)giving rise to other risk of injury to any person, unless measures have been taken to protect persons against such risk;
(f)be so constructed and used, and maintained in such condition, as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable—
(i)the risk of slipping or tripping; or
(ii)any person being caught between it and any adjacent structure;
(g)where it has moving parts, be prevented by appropriate devices from moving inadvertently during work at height.
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