But there were still problems — the directive did not
clearly define “residential” construction, and everyone
had a different interpretation.
Under the 1995 standard, you were required to have a
written Fall Protection Plan created specifically for your
company, listing by name the individuals who would
administer the plan. It had to address the specific hazards
that you might face and how you intended to deal
with them, and it had to be site specific. If you built the
same single-family home at four different locations,
you’d need to rewrite the plan for each house.
In order to use an alternative method, you first had
to show that the conventional method either