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Working Safely at Heights
There seems to be a lot of confusion and misinformation as to OHS in the workplace particularly working at heights, the use of Scaffold, elevated work platforms and the use of Safety harnesses.
Over the last few years, most States and Territories have adopted similar regulations in regards to working safely at heights. The codes of practice are based on a national model code of practice developed by Safe Work Australia as part of the harmonisation of work health and safety laws under the Council of Australian Governments’ Inter-governmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Occupational Health and Safety.
We have endeavored to clarify some of the misunderstanding by checking on the regulations and codes of practice for each state.