Falls remain the leading cause of fatalities within the construction industry
Falls often occur as a result of inadequate fall prevention including unsafe or incomplete scaffolds.
WorkSafe Inspectors will visit domestic and commercial construction sites to ensure appropriate systems are in place to control the risks.
162 incidents involving falls reported (2019 to 2020)
Incidents that were serious or significant.
Resulted in workplace fatality.
Construction top tips: Fall controls - tip 1
Construction top tips: Scaffolding - tip 1
Want to know more?
- Practical guidance on how to prevent falls in general construction
- Manage risks associated with falls in housing construction
- Guidance on how to best provide workplace facilities on construction sites
Prosecution Result Summaries and Enforceable Undertakings
Construction safety focus: Scaffolding
Construction safety focus: Prevention of falls
Construction safety focus: Preventing falls from height in building and construction
A guide to falls prevention
Prevention of falls: Mezzanines
Prevention of falls: Accessing shelves
Fall prevention and scaffolding safety blitz evaluation 2019