Fall Protection

  1. Wear approved fall protection whenever you are exposed to unprotected heights greater than 4 feet (i.e. platforms without guardrails, rooftops, etc.).
  2. Before using fall protection equipment, make sure you have received training.
  3. Before each use, inspect all fall protection equipment and anchor points for wear, loose/missing parts, damage and other deterioration.
  4. Remove defective components from service, red-tag them, and send them to your Safety Consultant.
  5. Make sure your full body harness is properly sized and fitted with the lanyard attached to the D-ring at the center of the back.
  6. Protect self-retractable lifelines (SRLs) and rope lifelines against cuts or abrasion. When wrapping lifelines around structural members, make sure the lines are protected and a suitable anchorage point is used.
  7. Anchorage points should be capable of supporting at least 5,000 lbs, or supporting two times the intended load and designed under the supervision of a qualified person.
  8. Select anchor points overhead or as close as possible to where you are working to avoid swing falls.
  9. Only one employee can be attached to one anchor point unless otherwise noted.
  10. Rig fall arrest systems to prevent free fall in excess of 6 feet.