Fall Prevention and Protection for General Industry Training

4.2 4 Reviews SKU: C-803Duration: 39 Minutes

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Course Details


Training Time: 39 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: OSHA General Industry 29 CFR Part 1910 Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces

Languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Tamil, Polish, Russian, Thai, Czech

Working at elevated heights presents a serious danger of falling. Falls can be caused by inattentiveness, slippery surfaces, working in awkward or out-of-balance positions, or insufficient training. This online fall protection training video highlights numerous methods of prevention and protection, including fall arrest systems, the equipment associated with fall prevention and protection systems, vertical and horizontal lifelines, as well as inspection and maintenance guidelines. This course also discusses associated topics such as the proper procedure for putting on a body harness, lifeline swing hazards, calculating fall space clearance, and harness suspension syndrome.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe types of fall protection systems, including best practices for their use
  • List, in order, the steps to put on a body harness
  • Identify and describe different types of lanyards
  • Describe different types of anchorage points
  • Define "free-fall distance"
  • Identify and describe vertical and horizontal lifelines
  • List the calculation factors for determining fall space clearance
  • List emergency action plan steps in case of a fall
  • List inspecting and maintenance guidelines for fall protection systems
  • List fall protection use guidelines in lift equipment

Customer Reviews


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Fall Prevention and Protection

“I really appreciate the animated characters as it prevents the audience from picking on certain characters and distracting them from the message. The video is brief enough to prevent the audience from drifting off, yet informative enough to convey the message. The material is relevant, concise and easy to follow. I only wish the written tests weren't a copy of the on-line tests as some questions are hard to follow. ie. matching a picture with a word or phrase.”

Keith Verified Customer


Great Training

“Great training. The Fall Prevention and Protection video is very well put together and my team enjoys it.”

Tony S. Verified Customer

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

Why is fall prevention and protection training important?
Falls are a leading cause of workplace injuries and cause 300-400 deaths a year.

What are some lines of defense against falls and related injuries?
Being alert, using fall prevention, and using fall protection.

What are considered types of fall prevention?
Guardrails, rails on stairs, scaffolds, and covers on holes in the floor.

What is the goal of fall protection?
To reduce negative effects of falls that do occur.

What equipment is used for fall protection?
Harnesses, lanyards, lifelines, anchor points, and more.

What is an anchor point?
What fall protection harnesses are attached to. There are two types-temporary and permanent.

Is fall protection required when using lift equipment?
Yes. This includes scissors lifts, lift truck-mounted personnel baskets, crane-suspended personnel baskets, and aerial lifts.

What about crane-suspended baskets?
The use of these is generally prohibited. They are allowed only in special circumstances and following special crane-specific guidelines in OSHA's 29 CFR 1926.550.

What is the last line of defense when dealing with fall hazards?
Fall protection-always try other methods (alertness, fall prevention) first.

When should workers be trained about fall prevention and protection?
When a worker is first assigned duties that might lead to a fall, when a change at the workplace renders that previous training obsolete, and when there is reason to believe the employee doesn't have the necessary knowledge.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

If the worker is not directly under the anchorage point and the worker falls, the worker will likely swing back and forth like a wrecking ball. That swing can send a worker crashing into any object in the swing's path. The farther the swing, the harder the impact. To reduce this hazard, anchor directly above the work area. If this is not possible, use a higher anchorage point to reduce the swing distance.
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