Falls are the leading cause of fatalities on construction sites, so having the appropriate fall protection is crucial.
A person conducting a business or undertaking must take adequate measures to ensure protection against the risk of fall by the following hierarchy of controls where reasonably practicable to do so:
- Carry out the work on the ground or on a solid construction.
- Provide a fall prevention device such as a secure fence, edge protection, working platforms or covers.
- Provide a work positioning system
- Provide a fall arrest system such as an industrial safety net, a catch platform, or a safety harness system.
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