National Guidelines

Click on the links below to access the National Best Practice Guidelines  for Falls Prevention (2009), including links to Guidebooks, Implementation Guides and Fact Sheets.


All Public Health Services and Private Hospitals are required to be accredited under the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard 10 – Preventing falls and harm from falls.  See:

SA Health Policy Directive, guideline and toolkit

For SA Health services please refer to the Safety and Quality website page Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls.