What it contains

A mezzanine is a floor in a building which is open to the floor below it. Unprotected mezzanines place people at a high risk of falling off the edge, through the floor’s surface or when accessing the level. This document outlines the occupational health and safety duties of employers to prevent fall risks. It explains:

  • how to assess the risks of falls from mezzanines in your workplace
  • how safe design of mezzanines can reduce or eliminate the risk of falls
  • safe work systems for accessing and working on mezzanines
  • how to maintain mezzanines to reduce or eliminate the risk of falls

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