Fall Protection

The fall protection program is to assist managers and staff to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, standards and policies. Staff are required to have training and follow the fall protection program when working at heights greater than 3 meters (10 feet). This includes work on ladders, scaffolding, elevated work platforms, roofs or any other object that presents a fall hazard. 

A fall hazard assessment must be completed prior to starting any work defined under the fall protection program and policy. Managers must ensure a written working at height safe work procedure is established for work with a fall distance less than 7.5 meters. When the fall distance is greater than 7.5 meters, a fall protection plan is required in addition to the fall protection safe work procedure. 

Ladder Safety All ladders at Capital Health must be Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved Grade 1 or Grade 2. Work procedures for ladder safety must ensure the ladder is visually inspected prior to each use and undergoes an annual inspection according to the ladder inspection checklist.


Fall Protection - Staff CH15-036


Program Contact

Linda Doherty, Safety Officer
Room 275 Purdys Building
300 Pleasant Street NSH
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2Y9
Tel: 902 424-1546
Fax: 902-425-0523

Wendy Hutchison, Safety Officer
1276 South Park Street
QEII Bethune Building, Room 256
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2Y9
Tel: 902-473-7023
Fax: 902-473-0523