SafeworkSA have published a new booklet giving valuable guidance for employers or persons working or responsible for persons working where there is a risk of a fall.
The booklet outlines the process of completing a hazard assessment and using appropriate controls to prevent or minimise the risk of a fall and the need for a rescue plan.
It is a popular misconception that there is a specified minimum height above which controls must be in place.
AS1891.2007/2009 clearly states we have to assess the problem... and fix it!
You can download a personal PDF copy of the SAFEWORK booklet for quick reference from the SAFEWORKSA website here.
If you need assistance with assessing your working at height hazards, developing safe systems of work, SOPs, rescue plans and training, give us a call. Its what we do!