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Working at Heights Safety Information

An outline of fall-protection for workers at height and their employers.


This article is not an instruction manual, and should not be considered a substitute for competent instruction.

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  1. The risks of work at height
  2. Legal considerations
  3. The hierarchy of control
  4. Fall protection
  5. Restraint systems
  6. Work-positioning systems
  7. Fall arrest systems
  8. Connector safety
  9. Drop-lines and rope grabs
  10. Retracting lanyards and lifelines
  11. Horizontal life-lines
  12. Anchorages
  13. Fall clearance
  14. Swing-fall hazards
  15. Elevated work platforms
  16. Roof work
  17. Suspension trauma and rescue
  18. Equipment maintenance