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Preventing falls from height (Flyer)

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Prevent falls while working at height Doing nothing is not an option The human and financial toll of falls from height in construction is too high. Did you know: more than 50% of falls are from less than three metres 70% are from ladders and roofs the annual cost of falls from height in the construction sector is estimated at $24 million. To stay safe when working at height, you need to follow these steps in sequence: Eliminate the chances of a fall by doing as much of the preparation work as possible on the ground. Isolate the worker from the risk of a fall by using scaffolds and edge protection to prevent the fall. Minimise the risk when these steps are not achievable.

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Last updated 13 September 2013

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