Model Code of Practice: Managing the risk of falls in housing construction


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This model Code of Practice provides guidance on managing the risk of falls in housing construction. 

In this model Code, the word:  

  • ‘should’ indicates a recommended course of action, and  
  • ‘may’ means an optional course of action. 

The words ‘must’, ‘requires’ or ‘mandatory’ mean that the courses of action are compulsory. 

SWA is not a regulator and cannot advise you about WHS issues in the workplace. If you need help please contact your state or territory work health and safety authority.

Check with your local regulator to find out if this Code of Practice has legal effect in your jurisdiction. 

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