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Height Safety Systems -Compliance  & Law

Height Safety Systems - Compliance & Law for high-rises ensure stringent adherence to regulations, safeguarding lives and upholding building integrity in towering scenarios.

Know the Law: Navigating Workplace Safety Regulations

Workplace safety is a critical aspect of any business, and it is essential to be well-versed in the various laws and regulations that govern the safety of employees. In this article, we will discuss the key acts, regulations, codes, and standards that apply to workplace safety in Australia, focusing on Work Health and Safety (WHS) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). Additionally, we will provide resources and information to help businesses maintain compliance and promote a safe work environment.

Work Health & Safety Regulations 2011 (Australian Government)

These regulations outline specific requirements for managing hazards and risks in the workplace, including duties related to facilities, plant and structures, hazardous chemicals, and asbestos management.

OHS Regulations 2017 (Victorian Government)

The OHS Regulations provide detailed requirements for managing health and safety risks in Victorian workplaces, including specific regulations for high-risk industries such as construction.

Acts & Regulations

Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act (Australian Government)

The WHS Act provides a framework for protecting the health and safety of workers in Australia. It establishes duties for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), workers, and other workplace participants to ensure a safe working environment.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act 2004 (Victorian Government)

The OHS Act outlines the responsibilities of employers and employees in Victoria, ensuring that workplaces are safe and without risks to health. It also establishes guidelines for consultation, risk management, and enforcement.

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Industry Documents & Information

Various resources, such as fact sheets, guides, and checklists, are available to help businesses understand and comply with workplace safety laws and regulations. Some of these resources include:


Standards (SIA Global)

SIA Global offers a range of Australian and international standards related to workplace safety, including guidelines for risk management, safety management systems, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Standards Australia

Standards Australia develops and maintains Australian standards, including those related to work health and safety. These standards provide guidance on best practices for businesses and industries.

A Guide to Falls Prevention (Worksafe Victoria)
Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 (Safe Work Australia)
Managing Risk to Health & Safety At the Workplace - Fact Sheet (Safe Work Australia
Principles of Good Work Design (Safe Work Australia)
Prevention of, and Protection from, Falling Objects on Midrise Structures (Worksafe Victoria)
Preventing Falls from Heights - Safety Focus (Worksafe Victoria)
Prevention of Slips, Trips & Falls (Worksafe Victoria)
Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls at Work Checklist (Worksafe Victoria)
Safe Design: Safety Basics (Worksafe Victoria)
Safe Work on Roofs - Information Sheet (Safe Work Australia)
SWMS (Safe Work Method Statement) - Template & Information (Safe Work Australia)
The Meaning of a PCBU - Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (Safe Work Australia)
Working at Heights - Information Page (Safe Work Australia)
Designing Safer Buildings and Structures (Safe Work Australia)
Falling Objects - Fact Sheet (Safe Work Australia)
Guidance on the Principles of Safe Design (Safe Work Australia)
Guide to the Model Work Health and Safety Act (Safe Work and Safety Act (Safe Work Australia)
Identify, Assess & Control Hazards - Information Page (Safe Work Australia)
Key Work Health and Safety Statistics 2020 (Safe Work Australia)

Government & Industry Websites

For additional information and resources, consult the following websites:

Safe Work Australia
Standards Australia
Safe Work New South Wales
Workcover Queensland
Worksafe Northern Territory
Worksafe Tasmania
Worksafe Victoria
Worksafe Western Australia
Safe Work South Australia

This code provides practical guidance on managing risks associated with falls at workplaces, including risk assessment and control measures.


Understanding and complying with workplace safety laws and regulations are crucial for businesses in Australia. By familiarizing yourself with the relevant acts, regulations, codes of practice, and standards, you can create a safe and healthy work environment for your employees. Make use of the resources and websites listed in this article to ensure your business remains compliant and up-to-date with current safety requirements.

Codes of Practice - Australian Standards

How to Manage Work Health & Safety Risks - Code of Practice (Safe Work Australia). 

This code provides practical guidance for businesses on how to identify, assess, and control workplace hazards to minimize risks to workers' health and safety.

Industry Codes for Fixed Platforms, Fall Arrest Systems,Static Lines, Walkways, Guardrails, Stairways, and Access Ladders (WAHA).

This industry code, published in September 2021, provides guidance on the design, installation, and maintenance of fixed platforms, walkways, guardrails, stairways, and ladders for working at height.

Elevated Work Platforms (EWPs)

EWPs are mobile units used to provide temporary access for people or equipment to elevated areas, often referred to as "cherry pickers" or "scissor lifts".

Advantages of Davit Systems:

Relatively low rental cost

Versatile reach range


Larger units can have significant footprints

Generally, two-person use capacity

Industry Code for Permanent Anchor Systems, Lifeline & Rail Installations for Working at Height (WAHA).

This code offers guidance on the design, installation, and maintenance of permanent anchor systems, lifeline, and rail installations for working at height.

Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces - Code of Practice (Safe Work Australia).

This code provides practical guidance on managing risks associated with falls at workplaces, including risk assessment and control measures.


Selecting the right facade maintenance system requires careful consideration. Each building is unique, and height safety solutions are not one-size-fits-all. At SAS Projects, we can assist you with new system designs or conduct auditing and/or system installation on your existing buildings. For advice on your requirements, contact us on the form below:


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