Online Fall Protection Awareness

COURSE DESCRIPTION:univ_compabile-sm

Online Fall Protection Awareness was designed and developed by Alberta BC Safety.  This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge to help minimize fall hazards and protect yourself and others from serious injury.

Upon successful completion, you should be knowledgeable in:

    • Importance of fall protection
    • Fall protection systems and components
    • Fall protection calculations
    • Fall protection planning and procedures

Alberta legislation was used extensively in the development of this course as Alberta has some of the most rigorous legislative standards in Canada. CSA, ANSI, CEN, and industry standards were also used. This course focuses on building awareness for workers in the field.

COURSE DURATION:

Approximately 1.5 hours.

COURSE ASSESSMENT:

Testing conducted in this online Fall Protection course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Users are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved on the first attempt. Print materials that further reinforce the information in this course can be accessed online.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.

COURSE TOPICS:

MODULE 1: IMPORTANCE OF FALL PROTECTION

  • Statistics
  • Employer and worker responsibilities

MODULE 2: FALL PROTECTION SYSTEM COMPONENTS

      • Full Body Harness
          • Pre-use inspections
          • Donning and doffing a harness
      • Engineered and non-engineered anchors
          • Pre-use inspections
      • Connecting components
          • Carabiners and snap hooks
          • Pre-use inspections
      • Life safety ropes
          • Pre-use inspections
          • Hazards and cautions
      • Fall arresters
          • Types
          • Pre-use inspections
          • Hazards and cautions
      • Horizontal lifelines
          • Hazards and cautions
      • Energy absorbers
          • Types
          • Hazards and cautions
      • Lanyards
          • Classes
          • Pre-use inspections
          • Hazards and cautions
      • Self-retracting devices
          • Types
          • Pre-use inspections
          • Hazards and cautions

MODULE 3: FALL PROTECTION SYSTEMS

      • Personal and collective fall arrest systems
          • Hazards and cautions
          • Personnel safety net pre-use inspections
      • Personal travel restraint systems
          • Hazards and cautions
          • Control zones
              • Pre-use inspections
              • Hazards and cautions

MODULE 4: FALL PROTECTION CALCULATIONS

      • Arresting force
      • Calculations
          • Free fall distance
          • Clearance required
              • Clearance required from a platform
              • Clearance required from an anchor
              • Clearance required from a D-ring

MODULE 5: FALL PLANNING AND PROCEDURES

      • Fall protection plans
          • Hazard control
          • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
      • Rescue and escape planning
          • Emergency preparedness and response
          • Self-rescue hazards and cautions