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
ACCORDING TO SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA, JANUARY TO DECEMBER 2017 RECORDED 26 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 (Safe Work Australia) 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 Calculator now to see if you are fulfilling your obligations?
How do you know what your responsibilities are?
Unfortunately, there is no easy answer but below are a few important facts.
However, you may wish to consult a Height Safety Specialist to ensure that you and your workers are being provided with the best fall protection.
SAYFA can provide details for Height Safety Specialists in your area. For more assistance on how to meet your workplace requirements please call SAYFA on 1300 301 755 or email us at [email protected].