Fall prevention and scaffold safety blitz
February 12, 2020
WorkSafe inspectors have been focusing on fall prevention and scaffold safety across Victoria since November 2019 and have issued many compliance notices, and in some cases have issued directions to cease work due to the immediate risk to workers. On 12 February 2020 The Victorian Government issued a Media Release to put employers on notice and announcing a continuation of the blitz.
Inspectors are 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:
For further information, please contact Tony Lopez, Assistant Director Occupational Health and Safety on 03 9280 8200.