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Fall Protection and Rescue Solutions

3M Fall Protection elevates worker safety to new heights with the proven and trusted DBI-SALA® and Protecta® brands of fall protection equipment.

More than gear: The knowledge and experience to help workers return home safely and lead healthier lives.

Bringing together a history of innovation and excellence, 3M Personal Safety Division offers its customers access to the quality products, people and service of the trusted 3M™ DBI-SALA® and 3M™ Protecta® Fall Protection brands.

3M Fall Protection also offers training and services to help all workers at height and those who employ them understand that an effective fall protection program requires more than selecting the right equipment; it also requires certified fall protection training by professional instructors. Gain insight from our experience so you can help elevate your employees’ safety and comfort to new heights.

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The ABC's of Fall Protection

Effective fall protection requires a combination of products working together, often described as the ABC’s of fall protection. The anchorage connector, body support and connecting device—form a complete fall protection system for maximum worker protection. But don’t forget about D, E and F, the other important components of a comprehensive fall protection program: descent and rescue, education, and fall protection for tools.

Learn more about the fundamentals of Fall Protection.

Worker at height using fall protection harness, lanyard, rescue device, anchor and tool tether

Additional Fall Protection Systems and Services

  • Worker on roof connected to permanent lifeline
    Engineered Permanent Horizontal Lifeline Systems

    Build safety into your structure with the addition of permanent, custom horizontal lifeline systems. 3M offers consulting, design and manufacturing.

  • Smartphone and RFID-tagged fall protection equipment
    3M™ DBI-SALA® Lad-Saf™ Flexible Cable Vertical Safety System

    With fewer components, the new generation of Lad-Safᵀᴹ Systems are streamlined for easy installation and maintenance on a variety of structures -- such as fixed ladder and telecommunications towers.

A Plan for Safety

An effective fall protection or rescue program doesn't happen by accident, and it takes more than just buying some equipment. It starts with a plan and a commitment to follow it to the letter. Get sample fall protection and rescue plans and related resources.

More from 3M Fall Protection

  • Worker suspended below cherry picker from fall protection system
    From the blog: The Evolution of Fall Protection and the Rescue Breakthrough You Should Know About

    There are many elements of workplace health and safety; fall protection is just one piece of a complete system, don’t forget about rescue.

  • Workers on fall protection gear atop steel beam
    In the news: How to Fit, Wear, and Inspect your Fall Protection Gear

    The importance of using fall protection equipment—for people and for tools—properly.

Fall Protection Resources

  • Key standards
    Key OSHA and ANSI standards related to fall protection and rescue.

Thinking About Fall Protection Video Series

Gain an introduction to the core concepts of fall protection in our free 11-part online video series.