Most  Occupational Health and Safety Regulations requires workers to use a fall protection system where they could fall at least 3 m (10 ft.) or where a fall from a lesser height may result in serious injury.
This Module is an introduction to the proper use of personal fall protection equipment. However, do not use this as a substitute for any manufacturer’s instructions specific to the equipment you are using.

It is especially noted that workers must be trained thoroughly in the safe use and limitations of Personal Fall Protection equipment, including safety belts, harnesses, lanyards, and lifelines.

Fall arrest systems do not stop you falling. They protect you after you fall by stopping the fall before you hit the surface below.

Fall protection and arrest equipment includes:
  • Personal Fall Arrest Equipment
  • Safety nets
  • Guardrails or barriers
Sometimes, installing safety nets and guardrails or barriers at a work site is not always practical — that is when you may need Personal Fall Protection