Fall protection equipment that meets Australian standards is essential for work in housing construction and other construction work. From personal protective equipment (PPE) and the use of ladders and safety systems, to roofing and elevated construction sites where administrative controls and codes of practice are strongly encouraged, Coates Hire equipment is the height safety equipment that meets all work health and safety regulations.
Fall protection is a high priority in the construction industry, from QLD, NSW, VIC and the rest of Australia. The fall arrest system and fall prevention measures you use must meet with codes of practice to minimise the risk of falls and possibility of serious injury. Whether you are using everyday equipment such as stepladders and guardrails, or are performing tasks on high work platforms and access equipment, safe use and personal protective equipment will improve working at height safety.Determining the Risk
Anyone on your team working more than 2 metres off the ground on roofs, scaffolding, elevating work platforms or other access equipment needs to be adequately protected from the risk of falls. A fall arrest harness will provide the confidence required for safe elevated work procedures. Your worksite should always comply with WHS regulations. If you are uncertain regarding fall hazards of other height safety issues on your site, it is worth consulting with a height safety specialist at Coates Hire.
Managing the Risk
If fall hazards are identified on a site, there are various ways they can be managed to eliminate or lower the risk. In descending order of preference, these are:
What Training is Needed?
Employees working at height or inspecting fall protection systems need to complete a nationally recognised training course with a registered training organisation (RTO). Depending on their role and responsibilities, this may include:
Coates Hire offers a number of training and assessment programs delivered through our registered training organisation in all parts of Australia. Find a training course near you.
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