When working at heights it is imperative to select the right fall protection for a specific task and understand why it is the best choice. A well-known system which is used to help select your PPE is the Hierarchy of Fall Protection.
Update: The Ministry of Labour has extended the Working at Heights training compliance deadline to Oct. 1, 2017.
With solar panels becoming more and more common place on rooftops, it is time to consider the safety of the maintenance crews of these solar panels; are they being properly protected from falls?
When you consider a job that involves the risk of falling on the job, your mind most likely flashes to jobs that involve scaling tall buildings. But the reality is that a worker has a risk of falling three or more meters, a fall protection system should become a critical component of your occupational health and safety (OHS) practices and procedures.
For many years now, working safely at heights has been at the forefront of issues that regulators and inspectors review for job site safety. Recognizing that even relatively small falls can result in devastating injuries, lost production, and larger fines, employers are more likely than ever to look for different options for fall protection solutions to keep workers safe. In an effort to simplify this goal, however many employers get sidetracked by setting oversimplified goals intended to meet the letter of the law.