Work Health and Safety (Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces) Code of Practice 2015 - Australian Capital Territory


You may be required 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; and
  • Minimise the risk of falls so far as is reasonably practicable.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

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General Enquiries

Phone: 02 62073000
Fax: 02 62050336