It is a well-known fact that working at height is not without any danger. Regrettably, many people all over the world still get seriously injured or fatally wounded after a fall from height. Lack of knowledge, improper use of equipment or underestimation of the risks often cause dangerous situations. Situations that can be avoided if all those working at height are properly trained and regularly retrained.
Most countries have regulations that require employers, or building owners, to provide fall protection for work at height. This includes training as those at height have to be competent and understand the dangers of their workplace and the measures to ensure their personal safety. Anyone without proper knowledge can make dangerous mistakes that could cause harm to themselves, others or the structure.
Therefore, anyone working at height should be trained in risk recognition, fall protection measures, correct usage and maintenance of fall protection equipment and rescue procedures in case of a fall.