Working At Heights Decision Making
The flow diagram above can be used to determine the appropriate safety measures to use when working at heights. It also provides
recommendations on the type of fall protection equipment and systems to use if fall hazards are uncontrollable.
It is best to avoid working at heights unless necessary. Encourage your workers to use extended or long handled tools for
hard to reach locations. If the work requires working at heights, first determine if falls and accidents are preventable.
If so, proper equipment (i.e. Mobile Elevated Work Platforms, scaffolds, ladders, PPE) should be used and inspected at
all times. If falls and accidents are not preventable or at risk of occurring then safety harnesses and fall protection
landing gear should be installed.