The height safety industry like all business sectors must comply with the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health & Safety Regulation 2011. These two documents set out the duties and responsibilities which all businesses must comply with. There are severe penalties for failing to comply with a duty.
These Duties also encompass when working at heights. Many companies may think this does not apply to them, as their actual business may not have any height safety work. For example, Jill owns a takeaway shop. None of her staff work at heights. However, she has an air conditioning company service her units every 3 months. Those units are located on the roof.
Under the Act she has a Duty to ensure that the service company employees can safely access those units. This Duty is shared with the air conditioning company she contracts to complete the serving. This may seem confusing. But it is designed to ensure that all workplaces are a safe place to work. For more information on your duties under the Act and Regulation click here.