NSW business fined $75,000 after worker fell.

Source: SafeWork NSW

Laggner Constructions Pty Ltd has been convicted and fined $75,000 after a worker fell approximately 2.7 metres through a void, resulting in serious injuries.​

The Court heard that at the time of the incident, two pieces of loose plywood had been placed over a stairway void on the second level of a house under construction. The plywood sheets were not secured and were not strong enough to hold the weight of a person. The worker stepped onto the plywood sheets and fell through the void to the ground floor below.​

This incident could have been avoided by:​
• Installing adequate coverage or barricades for the void
• Preventing workers from accessing the area
• Communicating with workers about the presence of the void and its risks
• Supervising workers

Falls from heights are the leading cause of traumatic fatalities in the NSW building and construction industry, and they are entirely preventable.​

Visit our website for a comprehensive collection of safety resources, guides and information designed to keep you and your workers safe: https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/your-industry/construction/work-safely-at-heights-in-construction

NSW’s New Industrial Manslaughter Bill

Source: Kingston Reid

What PCBUs Need to Know

On 4 June 2024, the Work Health and Safety Amendment (Industrial Manslaughter) Bill 2024 (WHS Bill) was introduced into the NSW Legislative Assembly to amend the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) by creating an offence of industrial manslaughter. If passed, the WHS Bill will set some of the highest WHS penalties in Australia, with individuals found guilty of industrial manslaughter facing up to 25 years in prison, while corporations could be fined up to $20 million.

The proposed offence

NSW is one of the last mainland states to introduce a dedicated industrial manslaughter offence, aligning it with other states that have already enacted similar laws. Under the WHS Bill, the proposed offence will be committed where a person:

  • has a health and safety duty; and
  • is a persons or an Officer of a person, conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU); and
  • engages in certain conduct, by an act or omission, that caused the death of a worker or another individual, to whom the person’s health and safety duty is owed; and
  • engages in conduct with gross negligence.

As made clear in the second reading of the WHS Bill, the proposed offence will cover those individuals whose behaviour or decisions have the power to influence the activities and culture of a workplace (i.e. officers of a PCBU).

Interestingly, the WHS Bill attempts to provide guidance on when a body corporate may be considered grossly negligent. According to the WHS Bill, a PCBU may be grossly negligent if there are inadequate corporate management, control or supervision of the conduct (act or omission) of one or more authorised persons (defined in the existing WHS Act as an officer, employee or agent acting within their actual or apparent authority), or a failure to provide adequate systems for conveying relevant information to relevant persons within the body corporate. This formulation is unhelpful and creates more questions than answers. For example, conduct may be readily established where multiple rogue individuals do not adhere to systems implemented or promoted by the business, exposing the PCBU and other officers. The Bill does not define what constitutes inadequate corporate management, control and supervision. Additionally, there is no clear standard for what makes a system for conveying information inadequate or who the ‘relevant persons’ are within the body corporate.

Other notable sections of the WHS Bill

No time limitation period for prosecutions: There is no limitation period for prosecuting industrial manslaughter offences. This means that legal proceedings can be initiated at any time following the offence.

Alternative verdicts: If a prosecution for industrial manslaughter is initiated and the court finds the individual or PCBU not guilty of industrial manslaughter, the court may still convict for a Category 1 offence, even if the time limitation period for a Category 1 offence has lapsed. This alternative charge is consistent with industrial manslaughter provisions across Australia. However, unlike other industrial manslaughter laws, NSW’s proposed provisions lack the requirement to afford the defendant procedural fairness concerning the alternative Category 1 offence.

Exemption for volunteers: The industrial manslaughter offence is not intended to apply to volunteers.

Enforceable undertakings: Enforceable undertakings cannot be accepted by the regulator for contravention of an alleged industrial manslaughter offence. This is consistent with the current approach taken to a Category 1 offences.

Establishment of special unit: In addition to the WHS Bill, the NSW Government proposes to establish a special unit within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions that will be responsible for prosecuting industrial manslaughter cases.

Increased penalties 

Under the new bill, individuals found guilty of industrial manslaughter could face up to 25 years in prison, while corporations could be fined up to $20 million. These penalties are significantly higher than the current maximums under the WHS Act, which are $399,479.85 and/or five years’ imprisonment for individuals, and $3,992,492.70 for PCBUs. The highest court-imposed WHS fine to date stands at $2,025,000. The new industrial manslaughter laws represent a dramatic increase in the maximum penalties.[1]

Below is a comparison of industrial manslaughter penalties across the Australian jurisdictions:[2]

JurisdictionIndustrial manslaughter law Maximum penalties 
CommonwealthIn force from 1 July 2024Individual: 25 years’ imprisonment
Body corporate: $18,000,000
ACTLaw in forceIndividual: 20 years’ imprisonment
Body corporate: $16,500,000
SAIn force from 1 July 2024Individual: 20 years imprisonment
Body corporate: $18,000,000
QLDLaw in forceIndividual: 20 years’ imprisonment
Body corporate: $15,480,000
WALaw in forceIndividual: 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $5,000,000
Body corporate: $10,000,000
VICLaw in forceIndividual: 25 years’ imprisonment
Body corporate: $19,231,000
TASNo law in forceN/A
NTLaw in forceIndividual: imprisonment for life
Body corporate: $11,440,000

Implications for Employers

While the new industrial manslaughter laws does not change the obligations of individuals and PCBUs duties under the WHS Act, the significant penalties that will apply following conduct that causes the death of a worker heightens the importance of taking a proactive approach to meeting those duties.

The duties under the current WHS Act already require individuals and PCBUs to ensure the health and safety of workers and others affected by their operations, as far as is reasonably practicable. These duties remain unchanged with the introduction of the industrial manslaughter laws. These laws only introduce more severe penalties for breaches that result in fatalities, but also create uncertainty in relation to what exact conduct will constitute gross negligence by way of inadequate corporate management, control or supervision of the conduct or authorised person(s)  or the failure to provide adequate systems for conveying relevant information to relevant persons. The WHS Bill is yet to be debated in Parliament, and changes may occur during this process. Kingston Reid will provide updates as the changes develop.

To keep up with the latest developments across employment, workplace relations and workplace health and safety law, sign up to our e-newsletter, Kingston Reidable by emailing businessdevelopment@kingstonreid.com.

The views expressed in this article are general in nature only and do not constitute legal advice.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require specific advice tailored to the needs of your organisation in relation to the implications of these changes for your organisation.

[1] As at June 2024. Penalties will increase in July 2024.

[2] As at June 2024.

Rise in injuries puts SA construction industry under scrutiny

Source: SafeWork SA

An alarming rise in serious injuries caused by falls from heights has prompted SafeWork SA to launch an awareness campaign to keep workers safe.

The state’s workplace health and safety regulator today revealed that 2023 saw a 36 per cent increase in the number of serious workplace injuries caused by falling from heights across all industries compared to the previous year.

The falls prevention campaign coincides with the release of Safework SA’s 2023 Health and Safety Snapshot of the construction industry.

Of the 105 serious injuries sustained in workplace falls in 2023, more than half involved construction workers, five times more than any other industry.

There were 58 serious injuries in construction, including 36 in the residential sector, and 10 involving apprentices.

SafeWork SA identified 399 non-compliances across all industries in 2023, with construction accounting for 89 per cent.

The 2023 snapshot shows:

  • residential construction sector had the most non-compliances with 292 compared to 58 in commercial and six in civil.
  • misuse of ladders was the biggest contributor to serious injuries from falls with 35 incidents.
  • carpentry and working on a roof had a high number of serious injuries caused by falls with 13 and 14 respectively.
  • 83 per cent of serious injuries were due to falls below three metres.
  • 20 per cent of falls resulted in head injuries.

SafeWork SA inspectors will visit construction sites and continue to monitor compliance with managing the risk of falls.

They will also remind workers, businesses, contractors and managers about their legal obligations to identify and manage hazards.

To support this, SafeWork SA is providing access to a new interactive tool created by Safe Work Australia to guide businesses and workers through the process of formally documenting risks and controls for each project, including working at height.

Produced in consultation with construction unions and associations, a sample Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Guidance Tool based on first fix carpentry is available on the SafeWork SA website

The campaign will also target the six construction activities which the audit identified as having the most non-compliances with safety tips published on SafeWork SA’s social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Outside of construction, falls accounted for 11 serious injuries in manufacturing, eight in transport, postal and warehousing, eight in agriculture, forestry and fishing four in mining with the remainder attributed to other sectors including health care, arts and recreation and retail.

The SafeWork SA website contains extensive safety resources specific to construction work which it regularly promotes to the industry.

Quotes attributable to SafeWork SA Executive Director Glenn Farrell:

SafeWork SA provides a comprehensive range of tools, resources and support to the construction industry so it can keep its workers safe. We will be carefully monitoring the safety performance of the residential sector in particular and looking for significant improvements. I congratulate the businesses that are doing the right thing and encourage them to maintain high standards.

Further Resources

Company fined $180,000 after a worker fell 4.5 metres

Source: SafeWork NSW

Keks Projects Pty Ltd (Keks) has been fined $180,000 after a worker fell 4.5 metres down an excavation pit, sustaining a fractured right ankle and several fractures to his pelvis.

The Court heard that at the time of the incident, the temporary edge protection along the excavation pit the worker was leaning against gave way, leading to the fall. The risk of a fall was known to and foreseen by Keks, and there were simple and effective steps available to eliminate or minimise the risk.

Keks has the right to appeal the sentence.

Falls from heights in the construction industry are depressingly common, often with devastating and long-lasting impact on the workers. 

We are urging business to be on guard, see the risks, and implement effective steps so that all workers can go home safely at the end of their working day, every day. 

For information and guidance on working safely from heights in the construction industry, visit https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/hazards-a-z/working-at-heights

1891.4 Draft Available for Public Comment

As you may be aware, the Standards Australia SF015 Committee has been undertaking a review of the 1891.4 standard. 

We are pleased to let you know that the draft is now open for commenting on Standards Australia public comments system. 

Standard: DR AS/NZS 1891.4:2024 Personal equipment for working at height, Part 4: Selection, use and maintenance
Committee: SF-015 Industrial Height Safety Equipment

Comment Start Date: 08/05/2024
Comment End Date: 10/07/2024

You can view the draft with latest comments and provide your feedback here: https://comment.standards.org.au/Drafts/868f55bb-6112-40d7-99d1-e8db4841ac3d

Fatigue Management

Fatigue is more than feeling tired and drowsy – fatigue is a state of mental and/or physical exhaustion that reduces the ability to work safely and effectively. It can happen when someone is overworked, not sleeping right or has had a disruption to their internal body clock. 

If you’re a person conducting a business or undertaking, you have a work health and safety (WHS) duty to prevent fatigue.  

You must eliminate or minimise the risk of fatigue, so far as is reasonably practicable. You must consult with workers, and health and safety representatives if you have them, about health and safety issues that may directly affect them. You must also consult, cooperate and coordinate activities with any other duty holders who you share a duty with. 

Workers also have a duty to take reasonable care for their own safety and health and make sure their acts or omissions don’t adversely affect the health or safety of others. Your PCBU has a duty to keep you and your workplace safe from risks associated with fatigue. You also have a duty to take reasonable care of your safety and that of others in the workplace including ensuring your acts and omissions don’t adversely affect others health and safety. Comply with any reasonable instructions, policies and procedure given by your PCBU at the workplace.

People in the construction industry can often work long hours, doing physically demanding work, which may lead to mental and/or physical exhaustion that reduces the ability to perform work safely and effectively.

It reduces alertness which may lead to errors and can increase the risk of an incidents or injuries for the fatigued worker and others. Particularly when a worker is: 

  • Operating a fixed or mobile plant
  • Working at heights
  • Working with flammable or explosive substances
  • Doing hazardous work e.g. electrical work

Managing the risks of fatigue

As a PCBU, you should manage the risks of fatigue in the workplace by:

  1. Identifying hazards and assessing the risks.
  2. Controlling the risks by eliminating the risks to health and safety so far as is reasonably practicable; and if it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate risks to health and safety, minimise those risks so far as is reasonably practicable; and
  3. Reviewing hazards and revising control measures, where necessary, to ensure they’re working as planned.

Identifying hazards and assessing risks

Identifying the hazards that may cause fatigue in the workplace is an important first step. Ways to identify these hazards include: 

  • Consulting workers, managers, supervisors and health and safety representatives – for example, about the impact of workloads. work schedules, work-related travel and work outside normal hours. 
  • Examining work practices, systems of work and worker records – for example, sign-in and sign-out sheets; and 
  • Reviewing data – for example, workplace incident or human resource data. 

Once you have identified the hazards you can then assess the risks. This step may not be necessary if you are dealing with a known risk, with known controls.  

Controlling the risks

Examples of control measures to manage the risks of fatigue include:

  • Work scheduling – for example, schedule safety critical work outside the low body clock periods between 2am and 6am, and 2pm and 4pm. 
  • Managing job demands – for example, structure shifts so work demands are highest in the middle of the shift and decrease towards the end. 
  • Change environmental conditions – for example, eliminate working in heat
  • Consult with workers about managing non-work related causes; and 
  • Implement a workplace fatigue policy. 

Some control measures are more effective than others and you may need to implement a combination of controls to manage the risks of fatigue so far as is reasonably practicable.  

Reviewing hazards and control measures

Once control measures are implemented, they should be monitored and reviewed to make sure they remain effective. Consider implementing trial periods for any new work schedules and encouraging workers to provide feedback on their effectiveness. 

For more information – Head to SafeWork Australia

Solar installer fined $40,000 for ignoring falls risk

Source: SafeWork Victoria

An electrical company that repeatedly put workers at risk when working at height has been convicted and fined $40,000.

New Switch Electrical Pty Ltd was sentenced in the Geelong Magistrates’ Court on Monday 22 April after being found guilty of three charges of failing to provide or maintain a safe workplace.

The company was also ordered to pay $3959 in costs.

In July 2022, WorkSafe inspectors observed two New Switch Electrical apprentices installing solar panels on the roof of a Wandana Heights home with no falls protection in place.

The court heard the inspectors were told the sole company director was aware there was no falls protection on the 2.7-metre-high roof and had left the workers on site unsupervised, telling them to “keep doing what (they were) doing)”.

A safe work method statement (SWMS) had also not been prepared for the work.

WorkSafe had previously taken compliance action against the company in June 2021, after a New Switch Electrical apprentice was observed installing solar panels on a house with no falls protection or SWMS in place.

The court heard it was reasonably practicable for the company to provide safe systems of work to ensure fall protection measures, such as guard rails, were installed before any work was carried out; to provide adequate supervision to workers to ensure they did not commence work without fall protection measures in place; and to ensure a SWMS was prepared prior to high risk construction work commencing.

WorkSafe Executive Director of Health and Safety Narelle Beer said failing to manage the risks of working at height was a tragedy waiting to happen.

“It’s incredibly disappointing to see the very well-known strategies to reduce the risk of falls continue to be ignored, and it’s even more frustrating that this employer had previously acknowledged they understood their safety obligations,” Dr Beer said.

“The workers involved were young apprentices with their whole working lives ahead of them and it is awful to think their futures were knowingly put at risk because of this employer’s failure.”

To prevent falls from height employers should:

  • Eliminate the risk by, where practicable, doing all or some of the work on the ground or from a solid construction.
  • Use a passive fall prevention device such as scaffolds, perimeter screens, guardrails, safety mesh or elevating work platforms.
  • Use a positioning system, such as a travel-restraint system, to ensure employees work within a safe area.
  • Use a fall arrest system, such as a harness, catch platform or safety nets, to limit the risk of injuries in the event of a fall.
  • Use a fixed or portable ladder, or implement administrative controls.

When undertaking High Risk Construction Work (HRCW), duty holders must:

  • Ensure HRCW is not performed unless a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is prepared.
    Ensure that once a SWMS has been developed, all HRCW work is undertaken in accordance with that SWMS.
  • Stop work immediately, or as soon as it is safe to do so, once they become aware a SWMS is not being followed.
  • Review the SWMS whenever there is a change in the work being undertaken or if there is an indication that control measures are not adequate.
  • A copy of the SWMS must be retained for the duration of any HRCW.

WAHA are a supporting association of the WHS Show

We are delighted to announce that the WAHA is a supporting association sponsor of the Workplace Health & Safety Show!

Packed full of exhibits, live demos, seminars, workshops, networking – and attended by thousands of health and safety professionals – this all-encompassing event provides the knowledge, tools, resources and connections you need to achieve world-class safety.

Register FREE for the Workplace Health & Safety Show in Melbourne (22-23 May 2024, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre) to get up-to-date insights, including tips for working at heights, safely!

Adaptive Learning and Working At Heights

Over the course of the last 8 months, one of the primary projects of the Association has been a partnership with WAHA Gold Member, Area9 Lyceum: a global leader in AI Adaptive learning. Supporting this collaboration is John Holland and Programmed, industry leaders in their respective sectors but with a shared vision to reduce risk and improve safety in regards to falls prevention. This collaboration between organisations has led to the development of an adaptive learning working at heights course; which is now in the final stages of pilot testing. Before we elaborate more on this project, it’s best to understand how we got there.

Current Challenges

This project came about through the identifiable gaps in the levels of competency delivered under the current RTO framework for safe Working at Height. We know without a doubt that the model is flawed and often leaves critical gaps in skills and knowledge which in turn increases the potential for safety incidents.

Skills shortage

These issues are compounded by labour shortages across multiple sectors which leads to engagement of work forces with lower levels of knowledge, skills and experience. Whilst compliance training is being undertaken, there is no guarantee genuine competency is being delivered, and it is these ‘unknown unknowns’ from each worker which is of the greatest concern. 

Organizations simply do not have line of sight on the ‘transparency of competency’ and have to assume training is relevant and workers safe to work at height.

Shared Vision

Through collaboration with likeminded parties, like Area9 Lyceum, we are supporting the empowerment of operators at height in multiple industries to work more safely by providing relevant, intuitive, and practical education via an AI learning model. The a solution that provides not only validation of competencies across this workforce but eliminate the gaps in knowledge critical to safe work practices. The vision is for this course to be used across multiple industries, allowing learners to build competencies, reduce risk as they move from site to site. A Falls Protection White Card!

The Courses

The combined focus of our partners will deliver a modular training package with targeted key learning areas and the flexibility to be tailored to suit roles, worksites and offer each learner a personalised learning experience. This will serve to reduce risk, save time, improve safety outcomes, and provide high levels of actionable data.

Key goals of the collaboration include:

  • Saving lives in the workplace.
  • Meaningful and cost-effective interventions that can be tailored and scaled to maximize impact.
  • Build stronger skills and competency across multiple sectors with regards to falls prevention.
  • Reduce risk and improve safety outcomes.
  • Impact and influence behaviour change at the operational level.

These project outcomes align with WAHA strategic plan through:

  • External stakeholder engagement.
  • WAHA as a positive influence for change.
  • Education and empowerment of all stakeholders.

Tailored to specific work settings

The ability to create versions specific to facility management, utilities and construction with heightened efficiencies and effectiveness, the focus will be on the engagement of partners to utilise the courses across induction and training activities. 

While training staff and subcontractors, the modules can be delivered both directly to employees through existing LMS infrastructure, through subcontractor portals such as Donesafe and 3D Safety or contractors can access directly through Area9 Lyceum’s portal, Rhapsode.

So, what exactly is Adaptive Learning? 

It is an online delivery method that automatically adjusts to the needs of each learner. It recreates at scale the optimal teaching approach of a one-on-one personal tutor. It uses proven data analytics and intelligent technologies to adjust in real-time to deliver an optimal experience.

Gaps in knowledge have significant impact when working in high-risk environments with significant exposures to falls. Where standard eLearning is a ‘one size fits all’ solution and does not address in competency, adaptive AI learning provides a personal teaching experience for each learner but at scale. With over 30 million users, evidence shows gaps in knowledge are eliminated, and there is up to 50% time saving in the delivery when compared against standard eLearning, leading to improved safety and reduced risk in a range of settings including construction, mining, and utilities. 

Current eLearning, as good as it may look, simply does not support individuals. It leaves considerable gaps, and creates risk exposure and potentially false confidence, especially in high-risk industries. If we were to take a cynical position, a lot of what is being delivered could be considered an exercise in compliance rather than building a genuinely competent workforce.

The AI within Area9 Lyceum solution evaluates each learner using over 1 billion data points as they work through your existing or new training content and supports the individual’s gaps in knowledge. This has significant impact on the development of competencies and has a personalized learning approach at scale.

The key aspects for the success of this adaptive learning in high-risk environments such as utilities / construction/ mining / transport and medicine are: 

  • A proven method of learning with over 30 million users.
  • Elimination of critical knowledge gaps for each learner that standard eLearning fails (compliance driven only), but at scale (personal tutor).
  • Supports behavioural change and enhances operational and field training.
  • Saves up to 50% in time due to the personalised approach when compared to standard eLearn course (proven to increase productivity and reduce costs).
  • High engagement of staff due to the personalised approach.
  • Provides exquisite data to support the impact of the educational intervention and reduction in risk.
  • Works in all LMS.
  • Project outcomes align with WAHA strategic plan.
  • External stakeholder engagement.
  • WAHA as a positive influence for change.
  • Education and empowerment of all stakeholders.

The WAHA and Area9 are proud to partner with Programmed and John Holland Group in the development of our first packages targeting verifiable competency in the construction and facility management sectors. With their support we have developed content building on the core competencies as determined by the RTO framework and contextualized via a scenario-based module focused specifically on work practices, environments and practical application of their knowledge for those worksites. Connecting with the workforce and providing relevant contexts for this knowledge has been shown to have a significant impact on safety practices and statistics.

This program is the first of its kind, and WAHA are very excited to be at the forefront of using this technology to affect change on a large scale.

Based on the project structure, content, and approach, WAHA and Area9 are also in negotiations with other industry sectors and large organisations to implement the program as standard industry requirements for safety.

There are developments already in the planning stages, for not only other industry specific scenario content (written in collaboration with SMEs in those sectors), but also expanding the content to include working at heights supervisor, systems installer, systems design, inspection, and technology programs to be delivered to continue to increase the knowledge and professionalism of our industry and to support our members. 

2024 will be a big year for WAHA, and on the back of the success of this project, we will be in the best position in the history of the Association to deliver great outcomes for safety, our allies and advocates, and our members.

Standards Australia release Work at Height small-business set subscription.

Standards Australia release a curated Subscription Service for Small Businesses: What you need to know about the Work at Height Set. 

Nearing on three years ago, WAHA members enquired about the possibility of receiving discounted access to Standards through our involvement with the SF015 Committee. Whilst exploring this opportunity, the Standards Australia store was going through a complete overhaul, in preparation for launching subscription access to Standards. 

As part of Standards Australia’s shop development, the idea of a small curated suite of Standards was raised: making a bundle available to subscribers, instead of purchasing outright, users would be able to gain access to more, for less over time, and receive access to any updated standards that are part of the set, at no extra cost.

After a few months of working together, Standards Australia and the Working at Height Association came refine a list of Standards and we are pleased to announce that there is a “Work at Height” set available, curated for small businesses. 

Working at heights refers to any job where individuals may face the risk of falling from one level to another. The standards in this set have been developed to provide guidelines and best practices for preventing falls and protecting workers across various industries including construction, civil engineering, confined spaces, residential and more.

This set is suitable for a wide range of professionals who work in environments where there is a risk of falling from one level to another. This includes site safety supervisors, rope access workers, height safety specialists, facilities management personnel, fall prevention system installers or re-certifiers, inspectors of height safety systems, engineers, architects, and designers.

It could also be relevant for manufacturers of fall prevention equipment and personal protective equipment.

The standards in this set help to ensure safety and compliance in preventing falls and injuries, with the aim of reducing the risk of significant harm to workers.

The Work at Height Set also offers subscribers:

  • Access to the most-used standards in the industry
  • Digital standards access across multiple devices
  • A 2-user licence within their organisation
  • The peace of mind that comes with automatic updates to all standards within the set
  • Annual subscription terms at an affordable price

HOW DOES THIS SET HELP THE USER DO THEIR JOB?

The standards in this set provide clear guidelines and best practices for working at heights, helping to reduce the risk of falls and injuries. Typical tasks these standards can help provide guidance on include climbing a ladder, accessing or exiting a work area, working near an excavation or void, working on a roof or exposed surface, working near an edge, work in fall-arrest or work positioning, and more.

As well as helping ensure safety and compliance, access to these standards:

• Provides in-depth industry knowledge to improve efficiency

• Affirms a business as a reputable operator

• Supports consistency across projects

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS SET?

The standards in this set are referenced in the WHS Act as well as several state and territory regulations, making them a crucial resource for employers and workers to fulfil legal obligations and maintain a safe work environment.

This set includes:

  • AS/NZS 1891.4:2009, Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices, Part 4: Selection, use and maintenance
  • AS/NZS ISO 22846.2:2020, Personal equipment for protection against falls — Rope access systems, Part 2: Code of practice
  • AS 1892.5:2020, Portable ladders, Part 5: Selection, safe use and care
  • AS 1657:2018, Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders — Design, construction and installation
  • AS/NZS ISO 22846.1:2020, Personal equipment for protection against falls — Rope access systems, Part 1: Fundamental principles for a system of work
  • AS 2865-2009, Confined spaces

Subscribe to the Work at Height Set from the Standards Australia Store today.