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FALL PROTECTION & PREVENTION;

COMPETENT WORKER

4 hour training program

Introduction:

Falling from heights is a leading cause of death in the workplace. The need for an effective Working at Heights (WAH) program is critical within any organization.

This course focus more on the basics of fall protection and uses hands-on exercises where the participants will inspect, don and learn how to properly fit a full-body harness.

Participants will also become familiar with the proper selection and use of a variety of anchor connectors, shock absorbing lanyards and retractables.

 

Training Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify fall hazards and outline fall prevention and fall protection option, including Travel Restraint, Fall Restriction and Fall Arrest.

  • Identify key components (referred to as the ABC’s) of fall protection equipment and describe legislative requirements for fall prevention and protection.

  • Understand how to calculate fall clearance distance and outline methods to minimize fall arrest forces.

  • Demonstrate proper inspection, donning and use of a full body harness as well as associated equipment (i.e. fixed lanyards, self-retracting lanyards, cross-arm straps, etc.).

 

Target Audience:
  • Workers and Associates who use fall protection equipment.

  • Managers and Supervisors of associates using fall protection equipment.

 

Course Length and Options:

This is a half-day (4-hour) awareness level program. The program is offered on-site and can be designed to utilize the client’s fall protection equipment as well as their site-specific procedures.

Successful completion of this program will require participants to pass a written test. A Record of Training (ROT) will be issued to participants that successfully complete the program.