An updated version of the Industry Code for Anchor, Lifeline & Rail Installations is now available to provide examples of best-practice and general advice to industry on the safe principles of design, through to installation and re-certification of fall protection systems.
The Industry Code was initially released on the 24th of May this year at the Workplace Health and Safety Show in Melbourne. The Working at Height Association (WAHA) issued a revised version to correct typographical errors and clarify some technical content.
“The release of the Industry Code has been very well received by members and the public more broadly,” said Michael Biddle, WAHA Chairman.
“Although we were going to complete an annual review of this publication, we felt it important to make the changes sooner to avoid potential confusion arising from some of the wording published in the original document.”
WAHA representatives, industry, manufacturers, installation companies, asset owners, Standards committees and Regulators have been involved in the development of the publication.
“This publication is much needed, as although we have product Standards, Workplace Regulations, and Manufacturer’s instructions, before the launch of this publication there has been no real document to tie the key elements of each of these together,” said Mr. Biddle.
“Although this is not a perfect document that covers every eventuality, it seeks to provide key guidelines for asset owners, installers, and other interested parties to better understand best practices for height safety installations.”
The document can be downloaded for free from the WAHA website.