6 Tips To Prevent Falling From Heights

Some of the most fatal incidents and most common in the workplace happen when people neglect safety when working at heights. This line of work requires diligent preparation and protection in terms of safety procedures. You need to prevent fall injury by implementing the correct safety procedures and ensuring employees are properly trained. We’re going to show you some of the things that you need to do in terms of preventing workers from falling from heights, in relation to falls in construction sites.

6 Tips For Fall Prevention

  • You need to identify each potential fall hazard, no matter if you are in construction, demolition, maintenance or anything else. When you are performing these duties, you need to be sufficiently equipped with the right tools when you are working on unstable and fragile surfaces.
  • You need to assess situations and risks in which you might fall, because there is always a possibility for falling when you’re on a roof or at the top of a building. You need to first check out the aspects of the site, like the size, layout and nature, before you climb the ladder. Immediately inform your people in authority so that they can properly take action to address any risks you find.
  • You need to ensure that there are emergency procedures to immediately respond to fall incidents. Although you need to try your best to avoid falls, they may still happen. Your procedures should cater for fall emergencies and respond to them effectively.
  • You need to ensure that prevention measures and the entire site has enough maintenance services so that your workers can be knowledgeable as well as prepared with the right tools to deal with a fall emergency.
  • You need to do regular updates of all safety measures and risks assessments in the workplace as required. Make these issues priorities.


A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a CPO approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today for more information relating to courses such as:

Working At Heights

Fall Protection for Industrial Establishments

Slips, Trips & Falls

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