Sydney Anchor Points announces that changes have been made to the code of practice for ‘Managing the Risk of Falls in the Workplace’ by Safe Work Australia.

It is important for installers fixing anchor points and fall arrest systems to strictly comply with the Australian Work Health and Safety Act. The latest amendment has been made to a diagram illustrating example calculations used to ensure the correct operation of a fall arrest system; these calculations were originally wrong.

When it comes to managing the risk of falls using fall prevention devices and fall arrest systems, it is critically important to check that all calculations are completely accurate because even a small miscalculation in height safety systems could lead to injury or worse.

For any job that involves working at heights, ensure the installer of roof anchors is qualified and complies with AS/NZS1891.4 standards for the installation. They should also arrange to certify the anchor points every 12 months.