Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces Code of Practice - Tasmania


You will need to comply with this code if you intend to carry on a business or undertaking where there is a risk of falls.

This code provides practical guidance on how to manage the health and safety risks associated with falls and how to achieve the required standards. This code applies to all workplaces where falls are a hazard and covers topics including:

  • the role of designers of plants and structures
  • the risk management process
  • work on the ground or on a solid construction
  • fall protection devices
  • work positioning systems
  • fall arrest systems
  • ladders
  • emergency procedures for falls.

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 2012 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Justice

WorkSafe Tasmania

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