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.