Physical fall protection to be provided for all roof work

Current Provisions: 
Some roofing work can be carried out without physical fall protection if workers are not exposed to an external fall from a height greater than 3 meters and provided certain conditions are met, such as maintaining a clear fall zone (section 6.9 of the Victorian Code*). * Worksafe Vic Code of Practice: Prevention of falls in housing construction.
New Provision and Date of Effect: 
01 August 2011

Where there is a risk of a fall from a height of two meters or more implement external fall protection in the form of a physical edge protection (e.g. Guard railing or perimeter scaffold.)