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