Fall Protection Safety Program


Fall Protection Safety Program

Table of Contents

  1. Purpose
  2. Scope
  3. Definitions
  4. Responsibilities
  5. Procedure
  6. Minimum standards
  7. Stopping a fall
  8. Protection from falling objects
  9. Portable ladders
  10. Fall protection plan
  11. Controlled access zones
  12. Safety monitoring system
  13. Incident investigations
  14. Training

Fall Protection Safety Program

Chapter Section


The purpose of this program is to provide fall protection procedures to prevent injury to employees while performing work assignments at elevated levels.

Qualifications of the Person or Position That Prepares Plans

Any changes to this Fall Protection Program must be approved by the Safety Manager, who is designated the Qualified Person to prepare plans for specified work sites.  This is based on training received in fall protection planning and has demonstrated skills and knowledge in the preparation of fall programs, plans and the hazards involved.


Applies to all Your Company Name employees who have work assignments at work levels that exceed 6 feet in height where guardrails or nets are not utilized. This includes work near and around excavations. Guardrails, safety nets, or personal fall arrest systems shall be used where feasible. When work is performed on a non-owned or operated site, the operator’s program shall take precedence, however, this document covers Your Company Name employees and shall be used on owned premises, or when an operator’s program doesn’t exist or is less stringent.