Preventing falls in construction

Course Access: 186 days access
Course Overview

Falls are a major cause of death and serious injury in Australian workplaces and are a risk on most construction sites. When we think of working at heights, the picture that springs to mind is working on the top of a multi-storey building. While this is correct, there are many other instances where workers are at risk of a fall from height.

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Explain who is at risk of falls and who is responsible for safety when working at heights.
  2. Access, interpret and apply legal, technical and safety information for preventing falls when working at heights.
  3. Identify onsite hazards, assess falling from height risks and select appropriate control measures.
  4. Select, inspect, and use suitable fall prevention systems, tools and equipment.
  5. Communicate issues related to fall risks to the appropriate person on site.

This course is aimed at everyone who works on a construction site

Duration:  2 hours plus assessment
Delivery: Online – 6 months access

Proudly developed by SafeWork NSW in collaboration with the Office of the Building Commissioner.