Fall Protection Training

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry.

The worst part? Falls are preventable.

Why is fall protection training needed?

  • Slips, trips and falls accounted for 668  work place fatalities in 2012
  • One worker dies from a fall in the U.S. every day
  • Falls account for 35% of deaths in the construction industry
  • 1 in 4 fall fatalities are due to falls at heights of 10’ or less
  • Fall protection was the most frequently cited standard in 2014 by OSHA causing over $19 million in fines

In 2013, there were 291 fatal falls to a lower level out of 828 total fatalities in construction.

Fall Protection Training

When do you need to utilize fall protection? It depends on your industry.

  • General industry is required to utilize fall protection whenever working at a height greater than 4′ from the next level
  • Construction industry is required to utilize fall protection whenever working at a height greater than 4’ from the next level

 “…there is no safe distance from an unprotected edge.” – OSHA

How can falls be prevented?

Employers must insure that fall protection systems are available for use by employees working on roofs, scaffolds, ladders, or in other areas with unprotected edges. These systems may either be permanent or temporary, but must be properly installed and inspected periodically to ensure they properly protect the user.

Training employees in methods to eliminate falls is critical to maintaining a safe work environment. Workers not only need to know how to use fall protection equipment, but also how to identify unsafe conditions and when fall protection systems are required.

Elevated Safety is your complete source for fall protection compliance

Elevated Safety can perform fall protection audits, train your staff, and install permanent fall protection systems custom designed for your facility.

OSHA Fall Training Overview

Elevated Safety’s professional trainers have countless hours of experience working at height and fall protection programs at your facility, utilizing your equipment, ensuring that your staff understands how to protect themselves in their place of work. 

Training includes:

  • Understanding how and when to use fall protection
  • How to calculate fall distances and choose appropriate safety equipment
  • Understanding and application of OSHA’s fall protection standards and ANSI’s recommendations
  • Utilizing fall protection equipment
  • Understanding fall arrest vs. fall restraint
  • Basics of suspension trauma
  • Self-rescue
  • Rescue and retrieval of a fallen worker
  • Customized workplace specific hazards, equipment, and policies

This training is a vital component in establishing a comprehensive fall protection program. Let Elevated Safety help train your team to ensure a safe working environment.