Do you know your obligations?
Ignorance is no excuse.
No matter who you are - employer, employee, contractor, building owner, facility manager, designer, installer or manufacturer - we all have a Duty of Care to ensure safe practices are adhered to when work is being conducted at height.
The figures are undeniable. In 2016 there were 25 workers who tragically lost their lives as a result of a fall from height.
ACCORDING TO SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA, JANUARY TO SEPTEMBER 2017 RECORDED 24 DEATHS DUE TO FALLS FROM HEIGHT.
These accidents, for the most part, could have been avoided by the installation of height safety and fall protection systems. Additionally there are extremely high penalties for failing to provide the appropriate controls. The highest penalty under the WHS Act is $600,000 or 5 years imprisonment or both for individuals and $3,000,000 for a body corporate.*
Why not take our Height Safety Health Check now to see if you are fulfilling your obligations?
How do you know what your responsibilities are?
Unfortunately, there is no easy answer. Details on Standards, Codes of Practice and relevant Australian regulatory bodies can be found by clicking the links on this page. However, you may wish to consult a Height Safety Specialist to ensure that you and your workers are fully protected.
For more assistance on how to meet your workplace requirements please call Sayfa on 1300 301 766 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.