You need high standards when working with heights

When standards fall, workers fall. It is your responsibility if you are in charge of a work site to ensure that safety standards are met when working at heights.


Falls from height statistics


Fatalities in the construction industry were caused by a fall from height. *


Fall from a height injuries in the construction industry are from a ladder. **

20-29 years  

The most affected age group in construction for injuries from falls. **

* WorkSafe fatalities data (1 January 2010- 31 July 2022
** WorkSafe compensation claim data (1 January 2010 - 31 July 2022)

Falls from heights prevention

Top tips when working from heights

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Safe work method statements (SWMS)

Learn about how and when to prepare and use a safe work method statement (SWMS) for high-risk construction work (HRCW).

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