Working at Heights Courses and Training Options

Find education and training course options and product information for common working at height challenges, such as leading edge – sharp edges, fall clearance, and dropped objects.

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Training Your Team | Safety Information For Your Workplace

View our most popular resource to help you train your team when wworking at low heights, The infographic helps you determine the safe required distance (RD) below the anchorage connection point. 

Download the infographic (PDF, 405.71KB)

Webinar: Fall Protection - Safety at Low Heights

  • Safety at Low Heights

    Watch the webianr to know more about:

    • Anchoring principles
    • Fall clearance basics and calculation with respect to lanyards
    • Visual comparison of connecting devices
    • Reading fall clearance tables and charts when choosing the appropriate self-retracting lifelines

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Components of the fall arrest system

View online catalogue of 3M Fall Protection products (PDF, 9.25 MB)

Anchorage, body support, connector, and often a descent device comprise a fall arrest system.

  • Worker in fall arrest system with interactive buttons highlighting components

Secure fall protection anchor points of attachment for lifelines, lanyards or deceleration devices. Learn more about selecting an anchor


Personal fall arrest connector or a positioning/travel restriction connector attach the worker's body support to the anchor.

Learn more about selecting a connector

Non-fall-protection PPE

Additional PPE used on construction sites such as eyewear, protective comms or hard hats

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Descent Devices

Executing your rescue plan may require the use of a rescue system designed for the application.

Learn more about selecting a descent and rescue device

Body Support

Directly supports the worker's weight and maintains the body in a safety position during and after a fall event.

Learn more about selecting body support equipment

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Additional PPE Used On Construction Sites

  • View our online catalog of safety eyewear suitable for construction applications and hazards.

  • View our online catalog of hard hats suitable for construction applications and hazards.

  • View our online catalog of hearing protection and hearing communication suitable for construction applications and hazards.

More Information About Fall Protection

  • Global Science of Safety Podcast: Fall Protection Fundamentals – ABCs

    In this Podcast of the global Science of Safety Podcast, co-hosts Mark Reggers and Laurie Wells, along with special guest Greg Peterson, a Specialist Application Engineer with 3M Australia, discuss working at heights and the selection of fall protection equipment. This is the first episode of a two-part series on fall protection selection. 

  • Global Science of Safety Podcast: Fall Protection Fundamentals – DEFs

    In this Podcast - Part two of this series on fall protection selection, co-hosts Mark Reggers and Laurie Wells welcome Heidi Lopez-Hidalgo, a global Senior Application Engineer in the Personal Safety Division at 3M. 

    In this second episode, they continue the discussion on the ABCs of fall protection, like they did in the first part of this fall protection series, but this time with a focus on the DEFs (descent and rescue, education, and fall protection for tools). Tune in to learn more about helping workers stay safe while working at heights.

  • Inspection and Product Life for Fall Protection

    Products. Reputable manufacturers’ User Instructions state that fall protection products must be inspected prior to and after each use by the user.

  • Transverse Loading in Fall Protection

    Transverse loading is the loading of connecting hardware like rebar hooks, scaffold hooks, carabiners, etc. at right angles to the intended direction of the load.