At what height is the fall protection required in 2018?
Generally, there must be a starting point from which to work. For construction, it is 1.8m or 6 inches. When workers are exposed to heights greater or equal to these, they require fall protection.
The no minimum height rule requires that when employees work over dangerous machinery, equipment or hazard, where the risk of falling is high, they must have fall protection or machine guarding in place.
For scaffolding in construction, fall protection is only required when you are 3 metres or 10 feet off the lower level.
For fixed ladders, if the top of the ladder or the climb on a fixed ladder is greater than 7.3 metres, the worker should have a self-retracting lifeline or a ladder safety device. Staircases that rise higher than 9.1 metres should have a stair rail along each unprotected edge or side.