Lost time can weigh heavily on both the worker and the employer. The losses caused by decreased productivity after an injury, and when recruiting/training a replacement can be significant. In order to reach a target of zero losses, employers need to take every precaution possible.
As an employer, you are required by law to take certain safety measures. Specifically, jobs that require working at heights have specific guidelines, which can be found here.
One flaw in a system that enforces mandatory guidelines is that it often results in employers only doing the minimum.
We encourage a change in mindset, where employers shift their top priority from satisfying guidelines, to targeting zero injuries. This entails conducting research not only on what safety equipment your workers will need for any given job, but also on where to get the highest quality equipment.