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The Code of Practice provides guidance on how to comply with the general duties of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the specific duties of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 in relation to the management of fall risks in Western Australian workplaces. The provisions of the Code apply to all industries, including all forms of construction.
The 2020 Code in the most part is consistent with the 2004 though guidance on purlin trolleys has been removed and references to Australian Standards have been upgraded.
Despite efforts to remove unnecessary references to Australian Standards within the Code, the updated 2020 Code continues to reference many Australian and New Zealand Standards. These are listed in Appendix 1 of the Code and include key fall protection standards such as:
A copy of the updated Code of Practice can be downloaded from the WA government’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website.
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