Wed 20 Feb 2019

WorkSafe Launches Focus Campaign on Falling Objects

Over the last five years the construction industry has seen five lives lost whilst 721 construction workers have required workers compensation as a result of being injured by a falling object.

Below is information about Worksafe’s Falling Objects Focus Campaign, including links to supporting documents hosted on the WorkSafe website.

Falling Objects Campaign
Focus Areas: Supporting Documents:
• Common causes of objects falling

• Where objects often land

• Impact forces and deflections of a falling object

• Risk control measures– measures that prevent objects from falling in the first place are better than control measures effective after an object has fallen.

• Lifting equipment hazards e.g. worker’s being struck by loads that were being lifted, lowered or suspended.

Construction Safety Focus – Falling Objects

Information about: Prevention of and protection from falling objects on midrise structures

Industry standard: Safe erection of structural steel for buildings

Safety Alert: Safety when lifting or suspending loads

Handbook: Working safely in the general construction industry

Handbook: Working safely in housing construction industry

A handbook for workplaces: Controlling OHS hazards and risks


For more information on Worksafe’s safety campaigns and programs, visit the Worksafe Victoria website: