Fall Protection: Proper Working Platforms Safety

Fall Protection: Proper Working Platforms

Permanent platforms with appropriate guardrails and toe boards are required where work is performed on unprotected walking/working surfaces greater than 4’ from a lower level on a routine basis.

A proper working platform must be provided when possible for personnel working at heights greater than 6’ from a lower level.

Proper working platforms consist of any of the following:

  • Permanent walkways and platforms with guard rails
  • Temporary scaffolding with top & mid-rails set at 42” & 21”
  • Mobile ladder stands
  • Ladders (properly tied off) – Climbing Only. Work from ladders >6’ require a fall protection system