573. Fragile surfaces and falling objects in regard to work at height.

Every employer must ensure that no person at work passes across or near, or works on, from or near, a fragile surface1 where it is reasonably practicable to carry out work safely and under appropriate ergonomic conditions without his doing so2. Where it is not reasonably practicable to carry out work safely and under appropriate ergonomic conditions without passing across or near, or working on, from or near, a fragile surface, employers must: (1) ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that suitable and sufficient platforms, coverings, guard rails or similar means of support or protection are provided and