Edge protection – working at height

Planning a safe approach to installing solar panels.


What it contains

Edge protection is a passive fall prevention system used to protect workers when working at heights. It acts as a physical and visible barrier around the perimeter of a work area to help prevent employees, tools, and equipment from falling.

This document outlines the four-step risk management process including:

  1. Identifying hazards before installing edge protection.
  2. Assessing risks – plan your installation of edge protection.
  3. Controlling risks – safe installation of edge protection.
  4. Reviewing and revising the controls – after installing edge protection.