The emphasis is placed on equipment and techniques that instill a proactive approach to fall protection safety. The responsibilities of both employer and employee are covered as well as the regulations governing fall protection. Participants gain an understanding of falling hazards and fall protection systems, including the components of a fall arrest system and advanced fall protection systems. Consequences of a fall are described and the first aid requirements are covered.
Equipment covered; body harnesses, fall restraint systems including lanyards, shock absorbers, and anchor points.
Participants learn how to perform an equipment inspection and how to evaluate hazards. Other topics include elevated platforms, temporary and permanent structures, rescue, equipment selection and maintenance.