Fall Prevention and Protection

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SKU: C-803Duration: 66 Minutes Certificate Included

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Course Details


Training Time: 66 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: 29 CFR 1910.66 App C: Personal Fall Arrest System

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, German, Italian, Korean, Tamil, Polish, Thai
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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 course 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.

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the dangers of working at elevated heights
  • Differentiate between fall prevention and fall protection
  • List in order the steps to put on a body harness
  • List and describe the different types of lanyards
  • Describe the different types of anchorage points
  • Differentiate between vertical and horizontal lifelines
  • List the factors that are needed to be taken into account when calculating fall space clearance
  • List inspecting and maintenance guidelines for fall protection systems

The following key questions are answered in this module:

Why is fall prevention and protection important?
Falls are a leading cause of workplace injuries and cause 600-900 deaths a year.

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

What is the goal of fall protection?
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.

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

To help understand how to calculate the fall space clearance required, here is an example using a six-foot tall worker with a six-foot shock absorbing lanyard, anchored to a rope-grabbing device, which is attached to a D-ring that is five feet above the working surface. If the worker falls six feet, he will be one foot below the platform, and the rope grabbing device will activate and fully lock after about two feet of sliding. If the lanyard releases its maximum amount of length plus an additional 1.5 feet of stretch in the lifeline, the fall distance will equal about 13 feet or 8 feet from the platform.

Use the additional resources and links below to learn more about this topic:

  • U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) – www.osha.gov
  • OSHA Safety & Health Training Topics – https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/fallprotection/index.html
  • OSHA Publications - https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3666.pdf
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – www.cdc.gov/niosh/
  • NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics- http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/falls/

Customer Reviews


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


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

Tony S. Verified Customer

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