Work through this list in the following order to control the risk of falls at your workplace. In many instances, a combination of approaches will result in the best solution.

1. Do the work on the ground or on a solid construction

Example: Use tilt-up concrete construction instead of constructing the concrete walls at a height.

2. Use a passive fall prevention device

Example: Elevating work platform, scaffolding or guard railing.

3. Use a work positioning system

Example: Industrial rope access system or travel restraint system.

4. Install a fall arrest system

Example: Industrial safety net, catch platform or safety harness system.

5. Use a fixed or portable ladder, or implement administrative controls

Example: Establish a safe work procedure to prevent employees from accessing a brittle and fragile roof, and put up a sign.