Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces Code of Practice - Australian Capital Territory


You may need to comply with this code if you intend to operate a business where there is a risk that a person may fall from one level to another, and that fall is reasonably likely to cause injury.

Where work involves a risk of a fall you must:

  • ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that any work involving the risk of a fall is carried out on the ground or on a solid construction
  • provide safe means of access to and exit from the workplace
  • minimise the risk of falls so far as is reasonably practicable.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

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