571. Selection of work equipment in regard to work at height.

571.     Selection of work equipment in regard to work at height.

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