Falls from heights are one of the most dangerous and serious types of workplace injuries. Falls from heights are also one of the most common and potentially preventable types of workplace injuries. Slip, trip and falls are the 2nd most common accident in general after motor vehicle accidents. There can be multiple fall hazards in breweries ranging from climbing ladders to accessing the top of tanks. Care must be given to ensure employees are protected from falls by the use of fall protection or prevention, and proper safety training.
In general, fall protection should complete one of the following 2 functions:
1) Prevent or restrain a worker from falling (i.e., Fall Prevention).
2) Stop or arrest a worker who falls (i.e., Fall Protection).
To learn more on steps your brewery can take to help prevent falls in the workplace, please download the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) provided Safety Document below.
Slip & Fall Protection (MBAA)