Do I need to provide fall protection?
Falls are a leading cause of injury in the construction industry. Even from a relatively low height, a fall can cause death or injury.
“Fall protection for roof work” April 2011 – WorkSafe
“Where there is a risk of a fall from a height of two metres or more, implement external fall protection in the form of physical edge protection (eg. guard railing or perimeter scaffolding).=
“External fall protection” 1 August 2011 –Download PDF
What do No Go Zones near power lines mean?
If a worksite is near overhead electrical powerlines, before erecting scaffold, you must follow the relevant No Go Zone safety procedures:
“WorkSafe Publication July 2004”
If any scaffolding to be erected near overhead powerlines or services lines; the scaffold may enter a “No Go Zone”. It is recommended that you contact the electricity supply company to arrange an inspection.
Reference: WorkSafe Victoria “No Go Zones for overhead electrical power lines – special provisions for scaffolds July 2004”
Energy Safe Victoria “No Go Zones”