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.