{{ propApi.closeIcon }}
Our industry
Our industry $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Economic research & forecasting Economics Housing outlook Tailored market research Economic reports & data Inspiring Australia's building professionals Business & digital Products & innovation Projects HOUSING Online The only place to get your industry news Media releases Member alerts Submissions See all
Business support
Business support $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Become an apprentice host Hire an apprentice Why host a HIA apprentice? Apprentice partner program Builder & manufacturer program Industry insurance Construction legal expenses insurance Construction works insurance Home warranty insurance Tradies & tool insurance Planning & safety solutions Building & planning services How can safety solutions help you? Independent site inspections Solutions for your business Contracts Online HIA Tradepass HIA SafeScan Advertise jobs Trusted support & guidance Contracts & compliance support Professional services Industrial relations Member savings Toyota vehicles Fuel savings Handy pay See all
Resources & advice
Resources & advice $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Building it right Building codes Australian standards Getting it right on site See all Building materials & products Concrete, bricks & walls Getting products approved Use the right products for the job See all Managing your business Dealing with contracts Handling disputes Managing your employees See all Managing your safety Falls from heights Safety rules Working with silica See all Building your business Growing your business Maintaining your business See all Other subjects COVID-19 Getting approval to build Sustainable homes See all
Careers & learning
Careers & learning $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
A rewarding career Become an apprentice Apprenticeships on offer Frequently asked questions Study with us Find a course to suit you Qualification courses Learning on demand A job in the industry Get your builder's licence Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Find jobs
HIA community
HIA community $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Join HIA Sign me up How do I become a member? What's in it for me? Mates rates Get involved Become an award judge Join a committee Partner with us Our initiatives GreenSmart Kitchen, bathroom and design hub Get to know us Our members Our people Our partners Support for you Charitable Foundation Mental health program
Awards & events
Awards & events $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Awards Awards program People & Business Awards GreenSmart Australian Housing Awards Awards winners Regional Award winners Australian Housing Award winners 2023 Australian Home of the Year Enter online Industry events Events in the next month Economic outlook National Conference Events calendar
HIA products
HIA products $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Shop @ HIA Digital Australian Standards Contracts Online Shipping & delivery Purchasing T&Cs See all Products Purchase NCC 2022 Building codes & standards Economic reports Hard copy contracts Guides & manuals
About Contact Newsroom
$vuetify.icons.faTimes
$vuetify.icons.faMapMarker Set my location Use the field below to update your location
Address
Change location
{{propApi.title}}
{{propApi.text}} {{region}} Change location
{{propApi.title}}
{{propApi.successMessage}} {{region}} Change location

$vuetify.icons.faPhone1300 650 620

Updated Prevention of Falls Code released

The 2004 Prevention of Falls from Heights at Workplaces Code of Practice was recently revised and a new 2020 version has been published. The new version took effect on 25 August and supersedes the 2004 version.

Management of fall risks 

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.

Australian Standards in relation to fall protection 

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:

Scaffolding

  • AS/NZS 1576 Scaffolding – General Requirements series
  • AS 4576 Guidelines for Scaffolding

Edge protection

  • AS 1657 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation

Fall arrest systems

  • AS/NZS 1891 Industrial fall arrest systems and devices series

Ladders

  • AS/NZS 1892.1 and AS/NZS 1892.5 Portable ladders.

A copy of the updated Code of Practice can be downloaded from the WA government’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website.

HIA Safety can help you with your safety systems

HIA Safety has a team of qualified consultants that understand the construction industry. Our specialist team provides consultancy and innovative solutions to meet the needs of all our clients. This ensures that you have the correct systems and processes in place to best protect your staff, other contractors, clients and your business.

To find out more, contact HIA's Building Services team.

Email us

Share with your network:
More articles on:
{{ tag.label }} {{ tag.label }} $vuetify.icons.faTimes
Find the latest expert advice, guides and much more!

Managing your safety topics


 

Can’t find what you need, check out other resources that might be closer to the mark.

Contracts Online 


 

The industry’s go-to digital platform. 

No matter the size of the job, a watertight building contract is critical to protect your business, and the current climate presents a great opportunity to go digital with your contracts.

Take me there

AS 1562.1:2018 Design and installation of metal roof and wall cladding, Part 1: Metal - Downloadable

This Standard provides designers and installers with the minimum design requirements for correct and safe design and installation of sheet metal roof and wall cladding.

AS 2050:2018 Installation of Roof Tiles - Downloadable

This Standard provides installers of roof tiles with specifications covering the placement and installation of roof tiles for use in domestic, commercial or light industrial applications.

SA HB 39:2015 Installation code for metal roof and wall cladding - Downloadable

This Handbook provides information and guidelines on the selection, performance and installation of metal roof and wall cladding. Although the fixing details for roof drainage systems relate mainly to steel, though it can also be ...

AS 4576:2020 Guidelines for scaffolding - Downloadable

This Standard gives practical guidance for the training and certification of scaffolders, the preparation of sites for scaffolding, and the safe selection, supply, erection, alteration, dismantling, maintenance, inspection and use...