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Date PostedSeptember 6, 2015

A Fall Protection Guide for Building Sites

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Source: www.constructionweekonline.com

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.

Go to http://simplifiedsafety.com/blog/construction-site-fall-protection-guide/ for your construction site fall protection guide.

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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