Australian Standard AS 1657:2018 Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders - Design, Construction and Installation - Victoria

Description

You may require this Standard if you work or employ people to work on a building or permanent structure, such as a platform, walkway, stairs or ladders.

Occupational health and safety regulations impose a duty on employers to take steps to limit the risk of falls at the workplace. This duty does not apply in respect of tasks undertaken on parts of a building or structure that:

  • are being used for the purpose for which they were designed
  • comply with the applicable requirements of this standard
  • comply with any applicable requirements of the Building Regulations 2006.

This standard establishes processes for identifying and mitigating fall hazards.

Please consult the responsible agency 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

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

WorkSafe Advisory Service

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 1 Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Toll Free: 1800 136 089
Phone: 03 9641 1444
Fax: 03 9641 1222
Email: info@worksafe.vic.gov.au
Website: WorkSafe Victoria (Opens in new window)