FALL PROTECTION

DURATION OF COURSE

4-6 hours

INTRODUCTION

Falls are a leading cause of serious injuries and fatalities in the construction industry. This course examines the potential hazards, limitations, safety features, and operational characteristics of restraint systems, as well as the potential for implementation of engineering and administrative options.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

Upon completion of training the participants will be acquainted with the following:

  • Understand the definitions of fall prevention, fall restraint, and fall arrest
  • Understand when fall protection is required
  • Recognize hazards associated with fall protection
  • Know when to seek help and advice for fall protection
  • Know how to inspect, wear, and maintain personal fall arrest system equipment
  • Know the requirements for anchor points and understand how to tie off to them
  • Understand the requirements for construction and general industry
  • Engineering and administrative options

INTENDED AUDIENCE

  • Maintenance and Construction Engineering and Supervision
  • Operations staff who are required to work on elevated surfaces
  • Safety Process Administrators
  • Equipment and Process Inspectors

At the conclusion of the class, each participant will complete a written exam and practical skills demonstration. The course will include media presentations, site-specific discussions, and hands-on use of restraint systems.