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*Students will perform inspection & maybe suspended in harness & perform rescue

  • Overview of Fall Prevention and Protection An OSHA "competent person" is defined as "one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them". [29 CFR 1926.32(f)].
  • The Need for Fall Protection
  • Hazard Analysis – workplace assessment

          – Recognition of hazards

          – Evaluation criteria

          – Control measures

  • Fall Prevention vs. Protection
  • General Principles of Fall Protection

         – Fall clearance calculations – practice scenarios

         – Total fall distance calculations

         – Minimizing fall forces (live demonstrations)

  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems (Hands-on exercises)

        – Inspection procedures – lanyards, harness, using new and used                 harnesses

        – Donning procedures

        – Harness Fit test while wearing harness

        – Selection, application and care of equipment

  • Fall Protection on Aerial Lifts and Ladders, man lifts
  • Rescue

      – Fall victim

      – First on the scene

      – Self-rescue and assisted self-rescue

  • Symptoms of suspension trauma – practices to avoid and actions to take in case if presents itself
  • Fall protection rescue procedures (Who do you call, how to handle situation according to company policy)
  • Fall Hazard Task Evaluation (Exercise requiring hazard analysis)
  • Self-Inspection (Hands-on Practicum) – Cleaning procedures Rescue – Per Employee Handbook, self-rescue demo in classroom
  • Hands on Demo – Simulate all steps of fall protection 1. Identify fall risk 2. Inspect fall equipment 3. Donn fall equipment 4. Fall rescue procedures
  • Classroom review with take home hand book & written test
  • Certification Cards – provided to employee & copy of cards to employer at the end of successful class completion
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