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Fall protection rules

Fall protection rules

When working at a height of more than 2 meters, effective safety measures must always be in place if there is a risk of falling. A fall of 2 meters will reach a speed of over 20 km/h and will increase with the fall. You should also take the surface into account in any risk assessment.

On flat roofs with a free fall height of 3.5 meters, individual fall protection equipment must be used if other collective protection is not available, such as railings (handrail min. 1 meter), scaffolding, lifts, etc. For a free fall height between 2 and 3.5 meters, a written risk assessment must be made.

To walk on a flat roof WITHOUT fall protection or other safety measures, a durable and visible marking must be installed 2 meters from the roof edge. This can consist of cones and plastic chains, for example. This also means that work along the edge outside the marking is not allowed.

On pitched roofs with a slope of more than 15 degrees, securing must be done at the eaves if the height from the eaves to the ground exceeds 2 meters and the work takes place at a height of 5 meters. If below 5 meters, a written risk assessment must be made.

Fall protection equipment is for short-term use and is used if the task can be completed in 4 man-hours.

The employer is responsible for assessing how work at height can be carried out safely and providing suitable fall protection equipment when the work situation requires it after a specific assessment. It is also the employer's responsibility to warn employees of the fall protection requirement by means of signs.

In construction cases, it is the designer's responsibility to ensure that the rules of occupational health and safety legislation can be complied with - both in connection with the implementation of the construction project and the maintenance of the completed project. It must be planned and organized in relation to where and how many anchor points are to be established, so that they are placed as far as possible to avoid pendulum swings.


Read more on the Danish Working Environment Authority's website:

Fall protection rules

Or read the BFA's industry guide on fall protection equipment:

Industry guide

ABCD of fall protection

D. Descent and Rescue

When a person has fallen from a building, action must be taken quickly. The person is not safe until they are in a safe environment and under the supervision/care of experienced people. A person hanging in a harness for more than 30 minutes will suffer serious bodily injuries, regardless of whether they are conscious or unconscious. Therefore, it is crucial to have a detailed rescue procedure that is known and practiced by everyone working on the roof.

Understand the rules for fall protection

At Mul10 Prosafe, we have for years endeavored to advise, guide and inform the country's roofers about the rules for fall protection, while at the same time developing a patented system and a Danish-made safety foot for the purpose. Fall protection equipment is the guarantee you provide for your employees, and with our professional anchoring system, we have secured a place as the preferred fall protection manufacturer for Danish customers. The requirement for fall protection generally falls to those working at heights. More specifically, it can be defined as when there is more than 3.5 meters from the edge of the roof to the ground. You can read more about frequently asked questions and specifications here on our FAQ page.

What you need to know about fall protection rules

First and foremost, it is a necessity that fall protection equipment must be CE-marked and tested according to the premises for approval of an anchor point. Our safety foot has been tested and approved, so you can invest in it with a clear conscience. That said, you must of course ensure that the equipment is complete and functional before use. In addition, it is also a requirement that the equipment must be inspected by a professional at least once a year. There are many technicalities associated with planning, installation and the like, so don't hesitate to contact us for non-binding professional advice.

The employer is responsible for knowing the rules for use, installation and maintenance

As an employee, the user of fall protection equipment must always ensure that the equipment is in working order before use. Generally, however, the responsibility falls on the employer, who must have a full overview of workplace safety, equipment operability and similar tasks. The employer must also be able to provide the right instruction so that all roofers are properly informed on how to use the equipment. On this page, you will be able to get a more in-depth knowledge of the specific regulations and find references to sites that you can use. Please contact us on +45 20 54 74 28 if you have any questions about our patented system.


Inspection in progress

All users of this equipment must understand and follow all instructions for the system. Failure to do so may result in serious injury. Only use the equipment if you have received proper training. In case of serious medical conditions of the user, it is not recommended to use fall protection equipment as it affects safety. Do not use the fall protection equipment/anchoring system in extreme temperatures (abnormal conditions). The harness and lanyard of the fall arrest system must not come into contact with sharp edges during work or transportation.


The Mul10 ProSafe anchoring system must be installed by a registered Mul10 ProSafe Installer. Remember to fill in the installation form, which must then be kept in the building where the system is installed. The installation must follow the installation instructions and may only be carried out on the designated structures. Do not make any changes to the system or additions with non-original parts.

  • The user must be instructed in the safe use of fall protection equipment.
  • The capacity of the anchoring system for the number of users must not be exceeded.
  • The anchorage system must not be used for purposes other than fall protection.
  • The anchorage system must not be used if it has been used to arrest a fall, if it has been subjected to any other load that may have reduced its durability, if it has been repaired, or if there is any doubt about the continued suitability of the equipment, unless the equipment has been inspected by a qualified person.

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