The National Code of Practice for the Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction

Explanatory Statement

 
The National Code of Practice for the Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction (Housing Falls Code) supports the National Standard for Construction Work (2005) and provides guidance on ways to effectively manage the risks associated with working at height in the residential construction sector.

The Housing Falls Code contains specific guidance for all those who work in this industry, including information for adopting a risk management approach for all work at height in the residential construction sector, as well as detailed guidance when working at 2 metres and above.

The Housing Falls Code was developed by the Australian Safety and Compensation Council before work commenced on the model work health and safety legislation. It will provide guidance to those working in the residential sector of the construction industry until the work health and safety legislative framework is implemented on 1 January 2012.

Please note: The Housing Falls Code is an advisory document. Each jurisdiction will make a decision on the adoption of the Housing Falls Code.

Source: http://safeworkaustralia.gov.au/swa/AboutUs/Publications/NationalStandards/NationalCodeofPracticeforthePreventionofFallsinHousingConstruction.htm
 

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