For most jurisdictions, a fall protection system must be used when work is being done at a place
(a) from which a fall of 3 m (10 ft) or more may occur, or
(b) where a fall from a height of less than 3 m involves a risk of injury greater than the risk of injury from the impact on a flat surface.
Additional consideration must also be given when working on sloped surfaces. Refer to your local Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (OHS) for more information.
In addition, before workers begin a job, they must be thoroughly trained in the proper use of the fall protection system they will be using.
Proper fall protection is an important issue to those constructing high-rise buildings, and mandatory under jurisdictional OHS.