Week 03: Fall Protection/Eliminating Falls

Fall Protection/Eliminating Falls

Objective: Learn to identify conditions and behaviors that cause falls

Preventive Measures

  • Carrying objects that block the view of the steps
  • Running
  • Failure to use handrail
  • Working in areas cluttered by objects
  • Inattention
  • Use of ladders that do not suit the job
  • Use of ladders that are in poor condition
  • Improper ladder placement
  • Improper ladder use
  • Reaching/leaning too far
  • Using a step ladder that is too short
  • Using scaffolds without guard rails or toe boards
  • Using poorly constructed scaffolds
  • Using scaffolds without bracing to prevent sway
  • Rushing work
  • Working around uncovered floor openings
  • Working near floor openings that have been insufficiently covered
  • Working around floor openings that have been insufficiently marked
  • Failing to ensure that wall openings are barricaded
  • Working near wall openings that may break easily
  • Failing to tie-off when working near exposed wall openings