Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Program Summary

Applies to:

This program applies to all departments who have personnel that work in fall hazard situations requiring the use of a fall protection system for work-related purposes regardless of location. Such systems include, but are not limited to,

  • Temporary guardrail systems
  • Fall positioning systems
  • Travel restraint systems
  • Personal fall arrest systems
  • Designated areas
  • Warning lines
  • Safety monitor systems


Departments must ensure that a competent person is designated to provide oversight for all activities involving fall hazards, and that personnel using a fall protection system have been properly trained and are following established safety requirements.

Departments providing personal fall arrest systems to personnel working in fall hazard situations must ensure that they are in good condition, used correctly, and properly maintained.