Fall Protection User Training

Anyone who uses fall protection equipment must be trained. After completing this fall protection user course, students will be able to identify the main components of fall arrest systems, calculate fall forces/distances, and perform simple rescues.

Fall Protection User 1

A park worker uses a restraint system when cleaning a wood shingle roof.

Course materials and training are in accordance with all applicable OSHA regulations and ANSI standards.

Fall Protection User Training

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 HeightFP User Training Kit

  • 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

  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Types of Fall Protection
  • Fall Restraint
  • Positioning Systems
  • Fall Arrest Systems
  • Limitations of Fall Arrest Systems


  • Engineered Anchors
  • Improvised Anchors
  • Anchor Straps

Body Harnesses

  • Fitting/Adjustments


  • Compatibility
  • Lanyards
  • Self-retracting Lanyards

Fall Exposures

  • Falling Objects
  • Ladders
  • Holes and Openings

Equipment Inspection

  • Software
  • Hardware


  • Suspension Trauma: Symptoms and First Aid
  • Foot Wrap
  • Basic Assisted Rescue

This class Fall Protection User Training can be taught at your location, request a quote!

Jim Johnson April 6, 2016
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