Falls from height

Falls from a height remain the most common cause of workplace fatality.  On average they account for 10% of the injuries in the non-metallic minerals industries. It is important to remember that you do not have to fall far to be hurt.  Many injuries occur when the fall is from below head height.

Further information, advice and guidance on falls from a height can be found at the falls from a height in the workplace microsite.

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Updated: 2022-05-22