Fall Control Critical Controls
• Access control & permit
• Fall protection systems
• Fixed, mobile platform, scaffold (appropriate working platform)
• Edge protection
Discuss: What hazards are present in the task that could result in a fall from height or falling objects?
Discuss: What are the Critical Controls for for Fall from height?
Were the critical risks and controls discussed during your pre-start meeting?
Are falls related hazards documented on the associated safe method of work?
Is the falls protection equipment within it’s 3-monthly inspection date?
Has the falls protection equipment been tagged to verify it is within inspection date
Is the correct falls protection equipment being used for the given task
Is fall arrest equipment being used, is the lanyard no greater than 1.8m in length and the work at a height less than 6m?
Is the anchor point a rated anchor point?
Where an EWP scissor lift stand is used, is the set up area flat, stable and protected,
from being contacted?
Do physical barriers meet handrail specifications?
Do physical barriers (Handrails) protect from a fall through floor, roof or wall openings?
Do physical barriers (Handrails) prevent a person from inadvertently walking through an access point exposing them to a falls risk?
Is the working platform suitable for the task being completed?
Have barricades been put in place below work areas where drop hazards exist?
Is there a rescue plan for suspended workers?
Were gaps identified during the field verification today?
What actions were taken to close those gaps, by who, by when?