Lift work on construction projects: A handbook for workplaces

How to eliminate or reduce the workplace health and safety risks of lifts used on construction projects.

Published: 30 Jul 2019
File type: PDF
File size: 1.05 MB
Length: 14 pages
Reading level: Difficult

What it contains

Employers and employees have occupational health and safety (OHS) duties to comply with when using lifts on construction sites. If you are a lift contractor doing work for a principal contractor who is an employer, these responsibilities may apply to you. This document advises:

  • employer and employee OHS duties when using lifts
  • when a safe work method statement must be prepared for certain tasks
  • when a high risk work licence is needed
  • how to safely use suspended work platforms
  • when a ‘high risk work’ rigging licence is needed
  • other issues to consider when using lifts on construction projects

At the end of the document, there is a glossary of terms.

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