Fall Protection and Personal Fall Arrest Systems

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FALL PROTECTION AND PERSONAL FALL ARREST SYSTEMS

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This training course reviews the basic requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, known as OSHA, for protection of employees from fall hazards. This presentation will focus on the proper use of personal fall arrest systems in order to safely perform work in elevated areas.  Additional hands on training must be conducted by a Competent Person for demonstrating competency in the selection, erecting, disassembly, maintenance, inspection, use and storage of fall protection systems for certification.  This general awareness training does not include methods for fall protection rescue which is a specialized training course.

REGULATORY REFERENCE:

OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D Walking-Working Surfaces Duty to Have Fall Protection and Falling Object Protection; Fall Protection Systems and Falling Object Protection Criteria and Practices

APPROXIMATE DURATION:

30 minutes

 

COURSE OUTLINE

  1. Introduction
  2. Training Objectives
  3. When is Fall Protection Required?
  4. Using Personal Fall Protection Systems
  5. Types of Fall Protection
    1. Guardrail Systems
    2. Safety Nets
    3. Travel Restraint
    4. Personal Fall Arrest
    5. Warning Lines
    6. Fixed Ladder Cage or Well
    7. Positioning
    8. Rope Descent System
    9. Body Belt
  6. What is a Personal Fall Arrest System?
  7. Components of Fall Arrest Systems
    1. Anchorage
    2. Lanyard or Self-Retracting Lifeline
    3. Connectors
    4. Body Support – Harness vs. Body Belt
  8. Free Fall Deceleration
  9. Other Component Lifelines
    1. Vertical Lifelines
    2. Rope Grab Systems
    3. Self-Retracting Lifelines
    4. Horizontal Lifeline
  10. Using Personal Fall Arrest Systems
  11. Hazards of Personal Fall Arrest Systems
  12. Inspection and Maintenance
  13. Storage
  14. Summary

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