Intent – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working at height and using elevated work platforms. Working at heights is defined as works where the requirement exists to wear a fall arrest/restraint harness.

Critical Controls

  • A working at heights permit is in place
  • Fall and edge protection equipment is fit for use
  • Personnel working at heights are trained and competent
  • Controls such as lanyards, screens and barriers are in place to prevent and manage dropped objects
  • Anchor points and barriers used during working at heights are fit for purpose
  • Permit to work in place to manage removal of penetration covers, guardrails and gridmesh
  • Penetrations are effectively managed
  • Ground conditions are assessed for EWP operations
  • Physical barriers, barricading and lockouts to prevent entry by persons are installed directly beneath and immediately adjacent to areas where work is occurring above
  • Operation of plant used for work at heights is effectively managed i.e. EWP, scissor lift, mast climbers, swing stage etc.

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