FALL PROTECTION. CONTENTS. Introduction Purpose Same Level Falls Lower Level Falls Fall Prevention Summary. INTRODUCTION. Working at random elevations and exposure to slip and trip hazards are common situations when working in construction.
A slip or trip that occurs at the same level where you are working, standing, etc., that does not result in falling to a lower level.
Cause of same level falls:
A fall in which you drop from one surface to a lower surface or elevation.
Working at elevated areas:
The installation of barriers to prevent a person from falling to a lower level.
Types of Fall Prevention
Use of Fall Prevention
A method of protecting a person should they fall.
Your fall protection device is only as strong as its weakest link. Damaged or worn equipment, or equipment which has been subjected to a fall must be taken out of service.