Links

IRATA

http://www.irata.org

LEGISLATION

AUSTRALIA

National Occupational Health & Safety Strategy – Safe Work Australia

http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

QUEENSLAND

Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011

http://www.whs.qld.gov.au/whsact/index.htm

NEW SOUTH WALES

OHS Act 2000

OHS Regulations 2001-a Guide to Safe Working at Height

For more information visit:

http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/OHS/WorkCoversRoleinOHS/WhatLegislationCoversOHS/default.htm

VICTORIA

OHS (Prevention of Falls) Regulations 2003

For more information visit: http://www.workcover.vic.gov.au/Vwa/home.nsf/pages/so_safetybasics_falls

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984

Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996.

Code of Practice: Prevention of Falls at Workplaces

For more information visit: www.safetyline.wa.gov.au

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

South Australian Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations (1995)

For more information visit:

http://www.ohsim.ocpe.sa.gov.au/legislation/index.shtml#ohswact

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Work Health (Occupational Health and Safety) Regulations 2003

Approved Code of Practice:

WHA Prevention of Falls at Workplaces – Part 1 – Roofing and Cladding (NT WorkSafe)

Approved Code of Practice WHA Prevention of Falls at Workplaces – General (NT WorkSafe)

For more information visit:

http://www.nt.gov.au/deet/worksafe/corporate/legislation.shtml

http://www.nt.gov.au/deet/worksafe/corporate/codes_of_practice.shtml

TASMANIA

Workplace Health and Safety Regulations 1998

Approved Code of Practice:

Working at Heights in Commercial Construction (COP004)

For more information visit:

http://www.thelaw.tas.gov.au

http://www.workcover.tas.gov.au/node/acts.htm

UNITED KINGDOM

UK

The Health & Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 (UK)

CDM

CDM regulations require all parties including clients, planning supervisors, designers, contractors and employers, to address worker safety and share responsibility for it. The responsibility covers building construction, maintenance and demolition.

In April 2005 new Working at Height Regulations were introduced which should be considered in addition to the information below.

Further details on UK Legislation can be found at HSE’s website http://www.hse.gov.uk.