Important Standards & Regulations when conducting work at heights

It is imperative to stay up to date and aware of all regulatory requirements.

Two important Australian Standard and Industry Code updates you need to know.

Height safety equipment and working at heights practices are governed by the below Standards.

  • AS1657:2018 Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders
  • AS/NZS 1891.1 Part 1: Safety Belts and Harnesses
  • AS/NZS 1891.2 Part 2: Horizontal Lifeline and Rail Systems
  • AS/NZS 1891:3 Part 3: Fall Arrest Devices
  • AS/NZS 1981.4 Part 4: Selection, Use and Maintenance of Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and Devices
  • AS2625 Safe Working in a Confined Space
  • AS/NZS 4488 Industrial Rope Access Systems
  • AS/NZS 5532 Manufacturers requirements for single point anchors


Copies of the above Standards can be obtained from SIA Global.

Are you and your buildings meeting statutory requirements? Take a Height Safety Health Check and find out now.

For more information on specific requirements for your industry and territory go to your relevant local authority links on this page.

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