Regulatory authorities and standards of Rope Access, Fall Arrest equipment and more

Regulatory Authorities & legislation

For a list of relevant Regulatory Authorities & legislation refer to:

Australian Capital Territory
Authority: WorkCover ACT
Phone: 02 6205 0200
Acts/Regulations/Codes of Practice: Occupational Health & Safety Act 1989
Sources: www.legislation.act.gov.au

New South Wales
Authority: WorkCover NSW
Phone: 13 10 50
Website: www.workcover.nsw.gov.au
Acts/Regulations/Codes of Practice:
Occupational Health & Safety Act 2000
Occupational Health & Safety Regulation 2001
Sources: www.legislation.nsw.gov.au

Australian Standard Body and Developing Organisation

Standards Australia
Website: www.standards.org.au

Relevant Standards

There are many local, state and government regulations and standards that apply to fall protection. They are the industry best practices expected to be applied. See below for a summary of some of the important AS/NZS standards and AS standards related to fall protection:

Fall Arrest Equipment
– AS/NZS 1891.1 Industrial Fall Arrest Systems & Devices Part 1: Safety Belts & Harnesses
– AS/NZS 1891.2 Industrial Fall Arrest Systems & Devices Part 2: Horizontal Lifeline & Rail Systems
– AS/NZS 1891.3 Industrial Fall Arrest Systems & Devices Part 3: Fall Arrest Devices
– AS/NZS 1891.4 Industrial Fall Arrest Systems & Devices Part 4: Selection, Use & Maintenance

Rope Access
– AS/NZS 4488.1 Industrial Rope Access Systems – Specifications
– AS/NZS 4488.2 Industrial Rope Access Systems – Selection, Use & Maintenance

Elevating Work Platforms
– AS1418.10 Cranes, Hoists and Winches (Design)
– AS2550.10 Cranes, Hoists and Winches (Use & Maintenance)

Platforms, Walkways & Stairs
– AS1657 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design construction and installation

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