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Australian Height Safety – Know your obligations

Height safety compliance is complicated and full of risk around legalities, liability and indemnity. Falls from height..

By Troy 30 April 2019

Height safety compliance is complicated and full of risk around legalities, liability and indemnity. Falls from height can be avoided with the right Australian Height Safety Systems installed.

When it comes to height safety, certainty is required. Don’t second guess your height safety systems and equipment and wonder if your fall protection measures are compliant to call codes. Ensure your site meets height safety compliance laws and you’ll be promoting not only a more productive workplace but one that can operate free from safety concerns, doubts and more efficiency.

Essential Height Safety has a comprehensive knowledge of OHS legislation, Australian Standards, and codes of practice, so you can trust us to protect your company from civil and criminal risk and protect your workers from the risk of a fall at height

As a business, if you let workers onto your roof and they are injured, then you may have civil and potentially criminal repercussions. The Australian Standards, Codes of Practice and Australian legislation include;

Australian Height Safety Standards and Codes

Below is the Australian Height Safety Standards and codes;

  • AS 1657:2018 -> Fixed platforms. Walkways. Stairs. Ladders
  • AS/NZS 1891.1 Part 1: Safety Belts and Harnesses
  • AS/NZS 1891.2 Part 2: Horizontal Lifeline and Rail Systems
  • AS/NZS 1891:3 Part 3: Fall Arrest Devices
  • AS/NZS 1891.4 : 2009 -> Fall-arrest systems. Selection, Use and Maintenance of Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and Devices
  • AS/NZS 4488 -> Rope access system

Australian Legislation

Below is the legislation relating to Australian Height Safety;

  • WHS Act – Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  • OHS Acts and Regulations – State and Territory Governments
  • Federal and State Workcover or Workplace Authorities
  • Australian Government National OHS Commission
  • National Standards, Codes of Practice and Guidance Material
  • State and Territory Governments – Building Acts and Regulations

About Essential Height Safety

When looking to improve the Height safety standards of their workplace, global icons and businesses Australia wide rely on and trust the trained and accredited specialists at Essential Height Safety.

Contact Australia’s leading experts today for an obligation free consultation.

We’re here to help You Ensure Roof Safety

If you allow workers Roof Access to your building, you have a legal obligation to comply with all Australian Standards, Codes and Regulations around Height Safety, Roof Safety, Fall Protection and Fall Arrest. To ensure the Height Safety of your workers and the legal compliance for your business, contact the trained and accredited experts today for an obligation free consultation.


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