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The Risks of Working at Height | Outsource Safety

🪜 The risks of Working at Height

Data from Safe Work Australia shows there were a total of 122 fatalities from falls from heights over a 4 year period.

Workers most at risk were those in the construction industry, with most fatalities caused by falls from buildings or other structures.

How can we eliminate or minimise the risk?

Eliminating the risk may include working on the ground or on a solid structure.

Minimising the risk may involve using:

• fall prevention devices (e.g. fences, edge protection)

• work positioning systems (e.g. an elevating work platform)

• fall arrest systems (i.e. safety nets, harnesses).

In most cases, a combination of control measures will provide the best solution to minimise the risk to the lowest level reasonably practicable.

Find out more ways your business can manage safety by contacting Outsource Safety today.

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