While the construction industry is fraught with dangers, one of the most common is falls. Think of your New York construction worksite and all the possible places where a fall can occur. These include falls from ladders, scaffolding and even heavy equipment. Many actually happen when a person is getting on and off of equipment or ladders. Due to this, the three-point contact rule was created to lessen the chances of a fall.
According to Westfield Insurance, the three-point contact rule means having a combined total of three hands and feet on the items being climbed at all times. This could be both feet and a hand or both hands and a foot. Until you reach the ground, you should always maintain this three-point contact because it provides the most stability.