You are considered to be "working at height" if you are working in any place above another level where a person could fall causing injury. This includes working on a ladder, scaffolding, flat or sloped roofs, near an edge or an opening in a floor or wall and many, many more.
You are working at height if you are:
There are key challenges of working at heights: leading edge – sharp edges, fall clearance, and dropped objects. Whether conducting a hazard assessment or developing a comprehensive fall protection plan, thinking about the key challenges before the work begins will help to prevent falls.
It’s critically important to understand leading and sharp edges and the unique hazards they present. Having the right equipment for the job can make all the difference.
Should a fall occur, there must be sufficient clearance below the user to arrest the fall before the striking the ground or any other object.
Objects dropped from height can result in personal injury to workers and others at a worksite. They also can cause equipment damage and tool loss. Solve for this key challenge with fall protection for tools.
Training can help ensure those who work at heights are aware of hazards they may face and understand how to carry out their jobs safely. 3M Safety Training offers a variety of fall protection classes, training and services to fit your needs: Instructor-led training in facilities across the US, On-site training at your job site, eLearning courses, and virtual reality apps.
We strive to deliver comfortable and compliant personal protective equipment (PPE) that offers your workers the most effective protection available. View all PPE products.
Elevate your employees’ safety and comfort to new heights with 3M Fall Protection equipment, and our trusted 3M™ DBI-SALA® and Protecta® fall protection brands. We’re dedicated to bringing every worker at height home safely.
3M™ DBI-SALA® Fall Protection for Tools makes work environments safer and more productive by drastically reducing the hazard of falling object incidents that can result in personal injury, equipment damage, and tool loss.