Experts in Fall Protection Solutions

Are you looking to protect your workers from the risks of working at height? At 3M™ we offer you comprehensive fall protection solutions for working at heights including; personal protective equipment (PPE), fall protection systems, technical guides and working at height training for your industry, regulations and certifications, consultation, calculation of structures, installation or engineering project design, assembly, inspection, maintenance, and much more!



Tell us about your project with no obligation! We’ve been innovating in technology for over 70 years, helping thousands of clients from all over the world to address risks related to working at heights. Our objective is protecting your workers safety.






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Working at height and fall protection solutions

If the work at height cannot be avoided, the next consideration must be the protection of the workforce by the prevension of falls. Collective fall prevension e.g edge guarding, scaffolding, take presidence over personal controls but there are many situations where Personal Fall Protection is an appropriate control.

At 3M, we manufacture an expansive and trustworthy range of PPE equipment and fall protection devices for working at heights: anchorages, harnesses, connectors, rescue and evacuation equipment, horizontal and vertical lifelines and equipment for working in confined spaces.

We can help you identify the hazards, assess the associated risks and recommend appropriate controls for your particular projects and industry. As each type of working at height may require a specific level of training, we can also offer training for your workers. We are determined to exceed your expectations. Contact us for a free consultation.

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Is your installation safe for working at heights?

Working at heights can be defined as work taking place where, if precautions were not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury: For example, work on roofs, wind turbines, pylon poles, scaffolding, aerial work platforms, roof tops, ladders, building sites, logistical centres or modes of transport...

However, we must also include in this definition work carried out at or below ground level or in confined spaceswhere a fall risk exists. Examples include : drains, tunnels, mines, tanks, excavations etc.

Do you know the consequences of falls from height?
Failure to identify the Hazards, assess the Risks and identify and implement effective fall protection controls can have serious consequences which include personal injury and prosecution.

Risk assessment and proposal of solutions.

At 3M, we understand the challenges around the effective planning of Work at Height. Let us help you to protect your workers’ safety!

Tell us about the challenges you face and we will advise you on regulations and the best solutions for your project or sector.

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We can help with your queries and assess your risk areas on site.

Technical guide for working at heights: the ABC’s of fall protection

Choosing the right equipment is crucial in order to protect worker safety, especially when working at heights. A typical personal fall arrest system (PFAS) includes three components, usually described as the ABC’s of fall protection: A for Anchorage, B for Body support and C for Connectors.

However, we must not forget about another necessary components of any fall protection programme: the descent, rescue and recovery of the worker in the event they suffer a fall.

  • Anchor devices secure the rest of the Fall Protection System to a suitable structure. They are available in many types and designs for different applications and may be fixed or portable.

  • The harness provides a connection point on the worker for the personal fall protection system. In the event of a fall, the harness distributes fall forces over the upper thighs, pelvis, chest and shoulders...

  • The connecting element provides a secure link between the anchor and the body support and includes: work restraint lanyards, shock absorbing, fall arrest lanyards and self retracting lifelines.
  • Descent and rescue devices are used to lift or lower a worker who has suffered a fall and is left suspended or has been injured, or to retrieve them from a confined space...

  • Vertical Permanent Lifelines provide effective fall arrest on ladders and vertical structures. Horizontal systems may be designed to either prevent or arrest a fall from roofs and platforms.

  • Accessories and fall protection for tools make the work environment safer as they reduce the risk of accidents caused by falling objects…

Protection against falls during work at height

Are you looking to protect your workers from the risks of working at height?

Are you looking to protect your workers from the risks of working at height?

Our experts in protection for working at heights are here to help you

Our experts in protection for working at heights are here to help you

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We’ve been working in your industry for decades

Our team of engineers can help you develop a comprehensive risk prevention plan for work at heights, descent and rescue:

We work every day on designing, assessing and auditing installations in your industry
Tell us about your challenge. Our technicians can give you a free consultation.

  • Protection and work systems at height at wind energy construction and maintenance in wind turbines
    Wind Energy

    In order to address safety needs in this growing industry, we have created protection solutions for work in wind energy, construction and maintenance in wind turbines including rescue and evacuation equipment.

    For example, specialised harnesses for this industry- 3M™ DBI-SALA® ExoFit NEX™ and 3M™ DBI-SALA® EZ Stop™ lanyards, as well as rescue and escape systems such as the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Rollgliss™ R550 Rescue and Descent Device.

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    We’ve developed dozens of specialised products, from DBI-SALA® Horizontal Systems for rail-car loading, to custom access 3M™ DBI-SALA® FlexiGuard™ solutions for truck servicing.

    We’ve even designed a patented fall arrest rated 3M™ DBI-SALA® Mobi-Lok™ Self-Contained Vacuum Anchor System for aviation workers.

  • EPIS for work at height in oil and gas industry
    Oil and gas

    We pioneered “retractable” lifeline technology in the 1940s, “sealed retractable” technology specifically for the oil and gas fields, and products tested to -40°C to meet the IP69k seal rating.

    In addition, we developed specialised equipment and training for a wide array of emergency escape devices.

  • Safety of work at height in utilities and telecoms industries
    Utilities and Telecoms

    We proactively innovate equipment specifically for these industries, such as our 3M™ DBI-SALA® Lad-Saf™ and 3M™ Protecta® Cabloc™ permanent vertical lifeline systems.

    Our welding and hot works products feature Kevlar®/Nomex® fibres for your safety and peace of mind. In addition, we offer a number of innovative rescue and descent systems and kits, crucial to your rescue plan...

  • Work at height and protection in construction

    No two construction sites are the same. That complexity is why we work closely with contractors to help us fine-tune our design on key products such as the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ Edge Self-Retracting Lifeline— used at sites where sharp edges are hazardous and foot level tie-off is needed.

    We listened to steel erectors and created shoulder caps that protect the webbing on our latest harnesses…

  • Working at a safe height industrial maintenance, confined space
    Industrial Maintenance

    Every day, thousands of manufacturing and facility workers around the world don their safety gear and head out to do their job.

    Whether you’re processing, milling, finishing, inspecting or doing routine maintenance, 3M™ Fall Protection has you covered.

    Our speciality, Confined Space Equipment, Self-Retracting Lifelines, Full-Body Harnesses, Lanyards, Ladder Safety Systems etc...

  • Work at height at mining

    We developed specialised harnesses to address miners’ specific needs as well as 3M™ DBI-SALA® FlexiGuard™ Solutions to protect them while doing maintenance on oversized mining industry trucks.

    Additionally, our industry-leading mining anchors maximise versatility and ease-of-use for workers.

  • Fall arest systems for chemical and pharmaceutical industry
    Chemical and Pharmaceutical

    Special equipment is needed to work in industries in which the products can degrade protection materials or even equipment that protects the worker from falling either over the edge or into chemical containers which could be harmful to their health.

    This is why 3M™ provides you with specific equipment for these situations.

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