​Falls Code Of Practice | Safe Work Australia | Legislation THE LAW | Regulations (2024)

​Falls Code Of Practice | Safe Work Australia | Legislation THE LAW | Regulations (2024)


Better understanding the falls code of practice and managing the risks of falls in the workplace, understanding your rights and obligations as a company and as an employee / or individual it is very important to avoiding serious injury and possible death when working at heights

That's why we have provided this article so you can easily access the detailed information you require for compliance, regulation rules of engagement and related criteria  for everyone to understand your rights and obligations 

As clearly outlined in the FALLS CODE OF PRACTICE roof anchors and static lines and ladder access brackets must comply to the following standards;

  • AS/NZS 1891.4:2009: Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices – Selection, use and maintenance ( Roof anchors )
  • AS/NZS 1891.2 Supp 1:2001: Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices – Horizontal lifeline and rail systems Prescribed configurations for horizontal lifelines ( Roof anchor static line systems )
  • AS/NZS 1657:2018: Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation ( Ladder access brackets )

The height safety industry and roof anchors are currently unregulated, so there is no regulation for roof anchors, which is a huge industry concern across the board not to mention a huge safty risk, some roof anchor manufactures are even selling unsafe non-complaint products illegally

The following points should also be noted for industry safety and product compliance awareness:

  • NOTE: 15kn of load is approximately 1500kg of load - tested in the direction of a fall as per AS/NZS 1891.4:2009
  • NOTE: there is NO dynamic testing in AS/NZS for surface mounted roof anchors ( eg. dropping a 100kg weight approximately 2 meters )
  • NOTE: be aware that stainless steel roof anchors are not compatible with direct contact to Colourbond or Zincalume roof sheeting and Aluminium fasteners / rivets are also NOT compatible with Stainless Steel, refer to blue scope steel compatibility chart HERE

roof anchor points

static line compliance AS/NZS

We recently purchased 6 roofer kits from ANKAme height safety and are very happy with the quality and usability of the products, the roof anchors are very easy to install as they come with QR user guide and colour coded installation instructions on each anchor. Perfect for what we need.

Totally recommend this product for anyone wanting compliant height safety products to keep their staff safe when working at heights.

- Derek Phillips

We install ANKAme height safety products across Melbourne, we wouldn’t use any other product, roof anchors come with signed test report for customer satisfaction and compliance to current AS/NZS 1891.4:2009. Roof anchor and height safety installations servicing all areas of Melbourne 0412728773

- Joe Conway

I recently purchased temporary roof anchoring equipment and found the product very easy to use, made of quality materials - essential for working safely on roofs. The equipment arrived in satisfactory time with no hassles. I would definitely use ANKAme again for roof safety equipment.

- Rob Baker

I bought an Ankame temporary anchor point more than a year ago. My business is building repairs & maintenance so we are often on domestic roofs. It is easy to use and was delivered promptly. I highly recommend this product.

- David Kay