Only a ladder (caged or otherwise) fitted with a fall arrest system will provide long-term safe access for workers in a way that will minimise the risks involved in climbing.
A WA construction company that failed to provide a safe workplace for a 17-year-old worker, resulting in him falling 12 metres to his death, has been fined $320,000.
Despite a focus from regulators on reducing deaths and serious injuries resulting from falls from height in construction, a more holistic approach is needed.
A Queensland construction and roofing company has been fined after a 2019 incident in which a worker sustained a severe brain injury after falling through a skylight.
The Hazard 2020 safety campaign identified mobile plant and scaffolding hazards as the most common causes of non-compliance with WHS Accreditation Scheme requirements.
A Tingalpa construction company and its director have been fined $90,000 for unsafe work practices that led to a worker sustaining serious injuries after a fall.
The Queensland Government has invested in Gold Coast company Buildsafe to create more local jobs and make the construction industry safer.
A developer has been convicted and fined $75,000 for repeatedly failing to address safety issues at a Doncaster building site.
A second compliance campaign, focused on mobile elevating work platforms, has highlighted the need for trained ground support personnel in the event of an emergency.
A manufacturer has been fined $30,000 after a worker fell 1.5 metres from a stack of pallets while unloading a delivery truck, sustaining a fractured skull.
A roofing company is one of the first companies to be prosecuted and fined under Western Australia's regime of stronger penalties introduced in October 2018.
Victorian workplaces have been urged to reassess the effectiveness of their fall prevention measures, after a spate of falls from height led to injuries and death.
A carpentry company has been convicted and fined after an apprentice worker fell from a height of three metres and sustained serious pelvic and spinal injuries.
A mining company has been fined $102,000 after a worker fell at least 1.5m from a work basket attached to an integrated tool carrier, sustaining severe injuries.