Every employer, in selecting work equipment1 for use in work at height2 must: (1) give collective protection measures priority over personal protection measures; and (2) take account of: (a) the working conditions and the risks to the safety of persons at the place where the work equipment is to be used; (b) in the case of work equipment for access and egress3, the distance to be negotiated; (c) the distance and consequences of a potential fall; (d) the duration and frequency of use; (e) the need
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