Working at Height Behavior Checklist

Working at Height Behavior Checklist

This working at height behavior checklist:

  • Can assess compliance with height safety requirements and verify the correct use of height safety equipment.
  • Provide you with a tangible record of compliance, allowing organizations to monitor and assess adherence to safety guidelines.
  • Establishes clear expectations for workers when it comes to safe work at height practices.


About this Working at Height Behavior Checklist

This work at height behavior checklist can be used to assess the understanding and competence of personnel when they are working at height. To manage the risks of a person falling from one level to another, a safe system of work must be implemented for any work at height.

This safe system should be regularly checked to ensure that the behavioral risk controls and safe work procedures are being complied with including:

Working at Height Behavior


  • Are safety harnesses worn correctly and are lanyards a suitable length for the work at height?
  • Are the workers at height always positively connected to a secure anchorage point?
  • Do workers observe ‘exclusion zones’ on scaffolds, working platforms, structures etc.
  • Do workers at height use a safe method to access and egress the work area?
  • Do workers on ladders maintain three-point contact and are they following all control measures?


  • Do workers performing work at heights have the necessary training, competence and experience?
  • Do workers understand and follow work method statements, risk assessments and inspection checklists?
  • Have the workers completed the necessary permits?
  • Is an emergency rescue plan in place and are the workers trained in the rescue plan?


  • Has fall protection, fall-arrest equipment and anchor points been inspected by a competent person?
  • The equipment used at height is safe to use and does not create a risk?
  • Do portable and fixed ladders comply with the standards?
  • Are all ladders effectively erected and secured?
  • Are work boxes engineered, designed and appropriately marked according to the standard?

Work Environment

  • Are precautions taken to avoid brittle surface areas or fragile roof areas?
  • Has a barricaded and sign-posted exclusion zone been established below the work at height?
  • Do all scaffolds, landings, stairs and work areas have suitable edge protection, toe boards and handrails?
  • Are holes and penetrations covered and edges safeguarded?
  • Have all falling object hazards been effectively controlled?

Why Become a Member of Redcat Safety and Download this Working at Height Behavior Checklist?

  • This checklist can serve as a standardized tool to guide workers in adopting safe behaviors and practices while working at heights.
  • The checklist outlines specific actions, procedures and precautions that need to be followed, leaving little room for ambiguity or oversight.
  • By using this checklist, organizations can promote consistent safety practices among their workers, reducing the likelihood of errors or negligence that could lead to accidents or injuries.

After downloading this working at height behavior checklist you will be able to:

  • Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own height behavior checklist.
  • Apply your own style, format and brand to the checklist.
  • Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.

Availability and Use of this Working at Height Behavior Checklist

  • This checklist is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Become a Member Now’ button.
  • The checklist will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
  • There are no membership auto-renewals, contracts or ongoing costs.

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