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There are many local, state and government regulations and standards that apply to fall protection. Personnel must understand these regulations and standards when selecting and using the appropriate gear. See below for a summary of some of the important AS/NZS standards and AS standards ​related to fall protection equipment. 

​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

Portable Ladders

AS/NZS 1892.1 Portable Ladders Part 1: Metal 
AS/NZS 1892.2 Portable Ladders Part 1: Timber 
AS/NZS 1892.3 Portable Ladders Part 1: Reinforced Plastic 
AS/NZS 1892.4 Portable Ladders Part 1: Selection, Safe Use & Care


AS/NZS 1576 Scaffolding 
AS/NZS 4576 Guidelines for Scaffolding

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​

C​opies of Standards can be purchased from the Standards organsations directly, for details of Standard organisations refer to the Standard Bodies tab under Safety Resources.​ 

Details of regulations and codes of practice for working at height can also be downloaded from the website of the regulators. For further details refer to the ​​Government Agencies​ tab under Safety Resources.
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