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:
Download a working at height protection and rescue plan (PDF, 1.29 MB)
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.
Read our Blog: The Difference Between Leading and Sharp Edges
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.
Download a fall clearance calculation chart (PDF, 248.84 KB)
Objects dropped from height can result in personal injury to workers and others at a worksite. It also can cause equipment damage and tool loss. Solve for this key challenge with fall protection for tools.
Read our Blog: ANSI Approves New ISEA 121 Standard for Fall Protection for Tools
Download a dropped object prevention plan (PDF, 5.51 MB)
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. 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.