Fall Protection User

Prerequisites: This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.

Course Length: 4 hours – Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty-five (35) in the classroom session and twenty (20) in the practical session. A second instructor shall be added for the practical session once the participation exceeds twenty (20) and exercises will be divided into groups.

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Course Objective

  • Provide delegates assigned to work at height the necessary skills to safely perform their
  • Discuss types of falls and associated dangers and possible injuries.
  • Discuss common fall protection systems utilized.
  • Review PPE considerations
  • Identify and describe personal fall arrest systems.
  • Perform pre-use inspection procedures.
  • Delegates should be able to demonstrate the necessary skills during practical
    examination and demonstrate knowledge during written examination.

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids
  • Practical Exercises

Successful Course Completion

  • Pass the written exam with a minimum score of 75%.
  • Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by
    the total number of exam questions.
  • Delegates will have no more than thirty (30) minutes to complete the exam.
  • Successful completion of practical session is mandatory.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom
  • Practicals

Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch: 1 Hour (if applicable)

Course Outline
About Fall Protection

  • OSHA Statistics
  • Common Reasons for Falls
  • Key Historical Event
    • Golden Gate Bridge
      • Start of the Safety Movement
      • Fall Protection Video “Gravity Kills”

Types of Falls

  • Falls From Same Level
    • Slips, Trips
  • Falls From Elevation
  • What Makes Falls Dangerous
    • Free-Fall Distance
    • Free-Distance Example
    • Free-Fall Distance Calculations
    • Total Fall Distance Calculations
  • Factors in Fall Severity
    • Shock Absorbing Lanyards
    • Arresting Force with Example

Fall Protection

  • Requirements
    • General Industry
    • Construction Industry
  • Employee Training Criteria
  • Anchor Point Criteria
  • Anchor Point Examples
  • Anchorage Placement
    • Beam Anchorage
      • Beam Clamps
      • Beam Straps
  • Body Harness
    • Characteristics
    • Components
    • Donning
  • Fall Protection Harness Donning Video
  • Body Belt
  • Positioning Device
  • Fall Arrest Lanyards
    • Different Types
    • Fall Protection Connecting Devices Video
    • Characteristics
  • Body Harness/Lanyard Inspection
    • Fall Protection Inspection Video
  • Connectors
    • Snap Hooks
      • Different Types
  • Deceleration Devices
    • Different Types
    • Characteristics
  • Rope Grab
  • Horizontal Life Line
  • Climbing Technique
  • Safety Nets

Fall Protection Safety

  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Hazard Assessments
  • Control Measures
    • Engineering Controls
    • Administrative Controls
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Rescue Plan
  • Suspension Trauma
    • Symptoms
    • Effects on the Body
    • How to Avoid
  • Self-Rescue
  • Fall Protection Safety – StepWise Video
  • General Precautions When Working at Elevation
  • Recognizing Problems – Examples
  • Fall Protection Conclusion Video

Practical Session
Practical training shall utilize common fall protection equipment.

Practical shall verify the following:

  • Select and wear appropriate PPE during practical training
  • Conduct proper pre-use inspection of PPE and fall protection equipment
  • Don body harness properly
  • Select and use fall protection lanyard/deceleration device
  • Operate a deceleration device properly
  • Select and use proper anchor points
  • Store equipment / PPE properly

Training Center Provided Material

  • PPE
  • Fall Protection Equipment

Delegate Requirements

  • Must possess good physical health as the practical training is physical demanding.

Reference Material / Documents
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.500-503
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.66 App C
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z359 Standard

  • Course ID #: MA066


May 24 2024


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