Isolation Controls


This section outlines a range of controls to isolate or minimise the potential for harm resulting from a fall. The preferred approach is to apply group controls that isolate multiple workers from the risk of falling.

Examples of group controls are:

  • scaffolding
  • edge protection
  • mechanical access plant
  • safety mesh


Controls such as harness systems and temporary work platforms provide a lesser form of protection, and should only be considered when group controls are not practicable.