Important Standards & Regulations when conducting work at heights

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

Clarification of AS/NZS 5532 - CLICK HERE to find out more ...

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

  • AS 1657:2018 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.


Further, workplaces must adhere to:


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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