Falls are one of the leading causes of workplace deaths and injuries. Preventing accidents requires a broad base of skills including the ability to recognize fall hazards and develop the means and methods needed to protect workers.
Central to this effort is an understanding of the Heirarchy of Controls as described in ANSI standard Z359.1.
In this course you will develope the skills and knowledge needed to train employees and serve as a competent person to ensure that your organization’s fall protection policies and procedures are uinderstood and followed.
This in-depth fall protection training provides you with an understanding of:
- The hazards posed by falls.
- Calculating fall forces.
- Methods of fall protection.
- Designing and implementing a fall arrest program.
- Selecting, inspecting and maintaining fall arrest equipment.
- Training workers.
- Emergency procedures.
Students successfully completing the program will receive a Certificate of Completion and are eligible for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Course materials include a complete leader’s guide, sample student manual, and a number of checklists and forms that are essential for any comprehensive fall arrest program.
Introduction to Fall Protection
- Fall Hazards
- Fall Protection Regulations
- Qualified and Competent Persons
- Classes of Fall Protection
Physics of a Fall
- Basic Terminology
- Fall Calculations
Types of Fall Protection
- Heirarchy of Controls
- Fall Restraint
- Positioning Systems
- Personal Fall Arrest Systems
- Administrative Controls
Equipment Maintenance and Inspection
Fall Protection for Construction
- Safety Nets
- Warning Line Systems
- Controlled Access Zones
- Safety Monitors
- Fall Protection Plans