Model Code of Practice: Managing the risk of falls at workplaces


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This model Code of Practice provides guidance on managing the risk of a falls by a person from one level to another that is reasonably likely to cause injury. 

It applies to all workplaces covered by the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act and WHS Regulations. 

 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. 

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

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Model Codes of Practice


Managing health and safety
Model Work Health and Safety Laws
The work environment
Identify, assess and control hazards
Model WHS Laws
Safe design
Slips, trips and falls
Working at heights