Section - 34 - Safe Means of Access and Safe Place of Employment

    (1) There shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, be provided and maintained safe means of access to every place at which any person has at any time to work, and every such place shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, be made and kept safe for any person working there.

    (2) Where any person has to work at a place from which he will be liable to fall a distance more than eight feet, means shall be provided, so far as is reasonably practicable, by fencing or otherwise, to ensure his safety, unless the place is one which affords secure foot-hold and, where necessary, secure hand-hold.

    (3) Sufficient clear and unobstructed space shall be maintained at every machine while in motion to enable the work to be carried on without unnecessary risk.

    (4) Every teagle opening or similar doorway used for hoisting or lowering goods or materials, whether by mechanical power or otherwise, shall be securely fenced, and shall be provided with a secure hand-hold on each side of the opening or doorway.

    (5) The fencing referred to in subsection (4) shall be properly maintained and shall, except where the hoisting or lowering of goods or materials is being carried on at the opening or doorway, be kept in position.