Preventing Falls In Housing Construction Code of Practice - Tasmania


You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to operate a business involved in housing construction.

Housing construction includes the construction of:

  • detached houses
  • attached dwellings, such as terrace, row or town houses
  • hostels, boarding and guest houses or similar structures with a floor area less than 300m
  • ancillary buildings to the above, such as private garages, gazebos and carports.

The code does not apply to the maintenance or renovation of existing structures, or to the construction of multi-storey buildings with more than two habitable storeys.

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 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

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:


WorkSafe Tasmania

Department of Justice

Operating address: 30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Mailing address: PO BOX 56
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Phone: 1300 366 322
Phone: 03 6166 4600
Fax: 03 6173 0206
Website: WorkSafe Tasmania (Opens in new window)