Compliance code: Prevention of falls in housing construction - Key changes

A guide to explain recent updates to the prevention of falls in housing construction compliance code

Date last updated

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Industries and topics
  • Construction
  • Fall prevention

  1. Key changes for 2019/20

    The Minister for Workplace Safety, Jill Hennessy, approved minor amendments to 11 compliance codes (codes) made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act), which includes the Prevention of falls in housing construction compliance code.

    The minor amendments were made to:

    • reflect amendments to section 35 and 36 of the OHS Act by the Treasury and Finance Legislation Amendment Act 2018
    • improve style and branding consistency across the existing codes.

    Change summary

    Paragraph 24

    Replace "OHS Act s36" with "OHS Act s35".

    Figure 13

    Make several changes including:

    • Amend guardrail post size in note "Timber on edge" from 25mm to 45mm
    • Move arrow against the note to make it clear what it applies to (post or guardrail)

    Add fixing to LH illustration

    Front cover

    Update front cover to 'Edition 2'.

    Back cover

    Update translation service contact details.