Working on a construction site is not the safest job in the world, but it need not be the most deadly, either. No matter what kind of construction site, the moment you start working above head height, say 2 metres for the sake of a number to work from, the risks are multiplied. In 2009/10, WorkCover reported 5,745 workers were injured in falls from heights. The cost to the economy was more than $72 million.
It is in the interests of everyone, not just the worker but those who are trying to do the job profitably as well as safely to ensure safety standards are maintained. More so when there is a risk of falling to be considered. When undergoing your OH&S training, pay attention because regardless of what you think, it can happen to you and when you start working off the ground, the chances of serious injury being the result of an accident are many times over what they are when working at ground level.