Safe Work Australia has published new guidance on the risks of industrial rope access systems. 

Industrial rope access systems are used for gaining access to, and working at, a workface, usually through vertically suspended ropes. 

Safe Work Australia says it has issued a new guide to provide practical information on selection and installation of anchors, anchor access and layout, anchor inspection and testing, rigging techniques, rope protection, and exclusion zones.

The authority says business owners and operators must understand their work health and safety duties under the model Work Health and Safety laws and manage the risks associated with using industrial rope access systems at work. 

The new guide is accessible here.