In New Zealand, many serious and fatal accidents happen each year as a result of falls.
With the University undertaking a variety of work from heights, there are significant risks.
It's not just maintenance carried out near the edge of buildings that is a risk for those undertaking it. There are also staff, students and contractors in offices who use step ladders or who operate in environments where they need to work at heights.
A variety of equipment is used to access work areas at height. To prevent falls and the serious harm that could result from a fall, it is important that comprehensive risk assessments are undertaken to determine the safest way to carry out an activity.
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Last Updated: Dec 2019
Next Review: Dec 2022
Approver: Associate Director, Health Safety & Wellbeing