Falls from heights


Falls from heights

Control Methods:


Persons at Risk:

Delete as appropriate




Third Party Contractors


Members of the Public


Emergency Services

Risk Rating:

5 x 2 = 10


Existing Controls:

Insert Details As Introduced

Recommended Controls:

1. Where access is required to a level which cannot be reached from the floor then a secure purpose made access platform must be used (e.g. friction stool, step ladder, fixed ladder).

2. Where an employee needs to ascend more than 2 meters from ground level access is not permitted without the use of a secure harness.

3. Only trained personnel may work above 2 meters.

4. Access to high levels on lifting platforms must ensure the employee or any other person involved is wearing a safety harness.

5. Consideration should be given to providing clear notices in areas where harnesses are known to be required for safe access.

  1. Where access is required for high level work a permit to work must be




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