Construction safety focus: Preventing falls from height in building and construction

WorkSafe's focus on working safely at heights in the construction industry.


What it contains

Falls from height are a leading cause of death and serious injury in the construction industry. This document outlines how WorkSafe inspectors visiting construction sites check that workplaces are controlling risks associated with working at heights. It explains:

  • how workers have died and been seriously injured after falling from heights on construction sites
  • common construction fall hazards
  • how employers have duties to control risks to prevent falls and when they should develop a safe work statement method during high risk work
  • the role of employees in working safely