Prevention of falls: Accessing shelves

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risk of workers falling while accessing shelves.
Last updated

Jun 2005

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PDF, 178.62 kB

Document length

4 pages

What it contains

Falls are a risk for workers accessing items at height. This document outlines how workplaces can minimise the risk of falls. This includes:

  • identifying which tasks create a fall risk
  • assessing the situation and reviewing the safest way to complete tasks
  • reducing the falls risks by lowering shelves, using elevated work platforms and providing mechanical aids to access items