How to comply
There are many common solutions for preventing falls in the workplace, which can be readily implemented.
But it is not enough to simply eliminate the obvious risks – by law employers are responsible for controlling all potential safety hazards in their workplace.
Where solutions are not obvious, employers should use a process to help them determine the most effective measures for safeguarding their workplace from the risk of falls.
WorkSafe uses a range of guidance materials to advise on the processes and actions you must take in order to meet your legal obligations. Compliance Codes, Codes of Practice, health and safety solutions and guidance notes each provide detailed and specific advice for duty holders seeking to comply with the OHS Act and regulations.