You may not think much about potential falls at work, but there is a lot to be known. On the job site, you want to not only be able to protect against potential falls, but you also should be aware of the different fall arrest systems that are required based on the work being done. The Fall Protection/Fall Arrest Systems training offered by OSHA Pros covers the requirements and criteria for Fall Protection / Fall Arrest Systems addressed in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standards 1910 and 1926, with particular emphasis on fall protection requirements contained within Subpart D for general industry, and Subparts L, M, R, and X for construction. This course is designed for superintendents, foremen, leadmen, safety coordinators, safety managers, safety directors, and others who should know about fall protection and fall arrest systems.
What Course Takers Will Learn
There are a number of things that will be covered, and course takers should:
– Know the height requirements for use of a safety harness and fall restraint system in general industry, construction, and steel erection
– Understand restrictions for working near unprotected leading edges
– Be able to explain and demonstrate the proper uses of a body harness
– Understand when and how safety nets should be used
– Know when and how guardrail systems should be used
– Understand special requirements for working on scaffolding
– Identify the elements of a fall restraint system and explain their use and role
– Understand the importance of load testing in relation to safety nets, body harnesses, guardrails, toeboards, and the various parts of a fall restraint system
What Will Be Covered In The Modules
The full course covers 11 modules that all participants will need to complete. Module one gets things rolling with the scope and application of fall protection and fall arrest systems. Module two dives into fall protection. Module three breaks down the parts of a fall protection system. Module four involves the implementation of a fall protection system. Module five covers scaffolding of all sorts. Module six addresses cranes, derricks, hoists, and elevators. Module seven discusses steel erection work. Module eight covers residential fall protection. Module nine addresses stairways and ladders. Module ten covers personal protective equipment and life-saving equipment. And module eleven addresses the Subpart D mentioned earlier, walking working surfaces. As you can see, there is a lot to the course, but it is comprehensive and you will have a much better understanding about the importance of protecting from a fall as well as using fall arrest systems.