Tips For Preventing Fatal Falls In The Workplace

There is a very large number of deaths that occur as a result of falling in the workplace. It has been recorded than in 2013, out of 828 total fatalities, there are 291 attributed to falls. It’s so unfortunate, however; these accidents can be prevented. You just need to plan, provide and train your employees to help to prevent the likelihood of deaths due to falls. We’re going to show you some of the things you can do to prevent fatal falls at work. Check them out below:


  • You should plan ahead so that you can get the job safely. When you know that you’re going to be working from heights, like scaffolds, roofs and ladders, you should make sure that they are carefully planned. Make sure that you know and have the safety equipment that you need to have to get the job done.


  • You need to provide the right equipment for the job. If your workers are six feet above your lower levels, then they are at a higher risk for death or serious injury, just in case of a fall. There must be the right types of equipment for the job, as well as the right fall equipment, such as safety gear, scaffolds, ladders, etc. For instance, you would need to provide a harness for all the workers who need to use personal fall arrest system.


  • You must also train everyone to use that equipment safely as well. There are many ways that can prevent your workers from falling. You just have to understand how to set up and safely use equipment, which you will use to get the job done. You have to train your workers in hazard recognition and in the careful use and maintenance of their equipment.



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.





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