Construction Worker on Scaffolding

Fall Protection Training

The US Department of Labor (DOL) lists falls as one of the leading causes of traumatic occupational death, accounting for eight percent of all occupational fatalities from trauma. Any time a worker is at a height of four feet or more, the worker is at risk and needs to be protected. Fall protection must be provided at four feet in general industry, five feet in maritime and six feet in construction. However, regardless of the fall distance, fall protection must be provided when working over dangerous equipment and machinery.

Classes offered:
• Basic Fall Protection - 4 hour course
• Lockout Tagout
• Confined Space

Basic Fall Protection Training Overview:

This course offers an awareness of the issues involved with fall protection. A focus on the theory of fall protection and the need to protect workers at height highlights this informative seminar. Participants are introduced to the legislation governing fall protection as well as the components of a fall protection system including body holding devices, anchorages, connectors and rescue.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will receive a certificate acknowledging they have met or exceeded OSHA, ANSI and CSA requirements as an Authorized Person.

Topics Covered:
•Fall hazard recognition
•Fall hazard elimination and controls methods
•Applicable fall protection regulations
•The responsibilities of designated persons under this standard
•How to use written fall protection procedures
•Inspection of equipment components and systems before use
•Fall protection rescue procedures