Risk Assessment

Have potential or existing hazards been identified and the risks assessed of anyone falling from heights?

Have alternative ways of carrying out the work been considered?

Have all practical steps been taken to prevent falls?

Is the ladder appropriate for the task or would another device such as a
platform ladder/ scaffold/elevated work platform be more appropriate?

Can three points of contact be maintained when using a ladder?

Are fall injury prevention systems required and in place?

In setting up a fall injury prevention systems is it inspected to ensure sharp edges, pinch points and sources of heat, which could damage the system are identified and rectified?

Has it been assessed whether a fall will be arrested before hitting the ground/other structure?

Has equipment, anchorage points and access methods been inspected; rated; and are appropriate for the load?

There is no risk of falling objects striking people below?

There is safe means of access and egress to the work being performed at heights? Stairs, walkways, ladders, mechanical lifts etc are free of obstructions

People required to work at height have been provided with adequate information, instruction and training for the work being performed

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Site Supervisor
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.