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Fall prevention and scaffold safety blitz - Worksafe - Vic

December 03, 2019

WorkSafe inspectors will be focusing on fall prevention and scaffold safety across Victoria over the next few months.

Inspectors will be targeting:

  • Fall prevention – whether fall prevention controls are in place or not
  • Scaffolding safety – ensuring that the scaffolding is complete and fit for purpose.
  • Ladder safety - ensuring that ladders are the best tool for the task and the ladders are being used appropriately

For information and guidance about how to address these matters and what WorkSafe inspectors will expect, please refer to the following WorkSafe guidance:

Compliance code – Prevention of falls housing construction
Compliance code – Prevention of falls general construction
Construction safety focus – Scaffolding
Construction safety focus – Prevention of falls 
Guidance note – prevention of falls in construction, Ladder selection & safe use

For more information: please contact Tony Lopez, Assistant Director Occupational Health and Safety on 03 9280 8200.