Working at Heights Hazard

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:

  • Above ground/another level
  • Could fall from an edge
  • Near an opening or fragile surface

Download a working at height protection and rescue plan (PDF, 1.29 MB)

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What are the Key Challenges of Working at Heights?

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.

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