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


You may need to comply with 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.

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

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