Compliance Code: Prevention of Falls in General Construction - Victoria


You can use this compliance code as a practical guide for how to meet your occupational health and safety duties or obligations in relation to managing the prevention of falls in general construction. The code provides guidance on preventing falling injuries and accidents while building.

This information is particularly relevant if you are an employer, self-employed person, principal contractor or someone who has management or control of a workplace in the general construction industry. It is also relevant for people who install, erect or commission plant, and for employees and health and safety representatives. It uses examples and tools you can apply to your own situation.

Meeting the requirements of a compliance code means that you have fulfilled your occupational health and safety duties and obligations in relation to the matters covered by the compliance code. However, the code is not mandatory and duty holders may choose to use some other way to achieve compliance.

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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