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.


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.