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Exclusion zones shall be established where there is a risk of falling objects. The exclusion zone radius is based on the likely drop zone based on the height and type of material

Workers that could be exposed to a dropped object understand the risks and controls to manage dropped objects risk (demonstrated through evidence of training or consultation in SWMS/JHA development and briefing)

Tools and materials that could cause a dropped object risk are restrained to prevent dropping where practicable including: tools being tethered use of rated buckets/bags to secure small items, chin straps for helmets. Loads that are transported by cranes or mobile plant shall be secured by a competent person

Is the area below appropriately hard barricaded off and signage indicates “Workers Above”?

Is the area above appropriately barricaded off and sign posted “Workers Below”?

Scaffolding, walkways and temporary work structures are fitted with toe-boards to minimise the risk of falling objects

Controls have been implemented in all areas where an object may fall through (i.e. grid mesh or other protection) to minimise the risk of falling objects

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