Working At Heights Hazard

Working At Heights Hazard
Before you go up at height. Stop and Think.
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What does it mean to "Work at Height"?

  • Working in any place above ground 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/floor 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)


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.

  • Training can help ensure those who work at heights are aware of hazards they may face and know how to carry out their job 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.

Compliance and Equipment

Working at Heights Hazard Products

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We strive to deliver comfortable, well-designed personal protective equipment (PPE) that offers your workers the most effective protection available. You can buy 3M Safety PPE, confident in the knowledge that 3M is working hard to provide products that your employees will feel good about wearing.