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Anyone who uses fall protection equipment must be trained. After completing this course, students will be able to identify the main components of fall arrest systems, calculate fall forces/distances, and perform simple rescues.
Course materials and training are in accordance with all applicable OSHA regulations and ANSI standards.
When you have finished this course you should be able to:
- Calculate fall clearances
- Estimate arresting forces.
- Distinguish between fall restraint, work positioning, and fall arrest.
- Don and adjust a harness.
- Inspect fall protection equipment.
- List symptoms and means of preventing suspension trauma.
- Respond properly in an emergency.
Introduction to Fall Protection
- Curse Outline and Objectives
- Policies and Procedures
- Qualified and Competent Persons
Requirements for Work at Height
- Mental Attitude
- Physical Attributes
- Possible limitations/Concerns
Fall Protection Basics
- Response to Falls
- Balance and Aging
- Fall Statistics
- Competent and Qualified Persons
Physics of a Fall
- Basic Terminology
- Fall Distances, Clearances
- Arresting Forces
- Swing Falls
Types of Fall Protection
- Heirarchy of Controls
- Types of Fall Protection
- Fall Restraint
- Positioning Systems
- Fall Arrest Systems
- Limitations of Fall Arrest Systems
- Engineered Anchors
- Improvised Anchors
- Anchor Straps
- Self-retracting Lanyards
- Falling Objects
- Holes and Openings
- Suspension Trauma: Symptoms and First Aid
- Foot Wrap
- Basic Assisted Rescue