What is fall protection?

What is fall protection?

Fall protection is a term used to describe safety systems employed by construction workers to help prevent falls from height. There are many different forms of fall protection, including:

The type of fall protection system used is determined by a range of factors, including:

  • Size of roof
  • Material of roof
  • Extent to which the roof needs to be accessed
  • Who needs to access the roof (e.g. trained/untrained personnel)
  • The manufacturer of the roof and safety system (e.g. roof warranties can become void if a safety not approved by the roof manufacturer is installed)
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