Falls are a major cause of death and serious injury in Australian workplaces. Fall hazards are found in many workplaces where work is carried out at height, for example stacking shelves, working on a roof, unloading a large truck or accessing silos. Falls can also occur at ground level into holes, for example trenches or service pits.


See the Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces code and the Preventing Falls in Housing Construction code on our Code of Practice page.

Forklift safety - reducing the risks handbook (pdf, 910.1 KB)