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Construction - Fall Protection

Construction Specific


Learning objectives

  • Identify the most common hazards posed by falling and the reasons you should use fall protection equipment

  • Identify the different fall protection systems, including fall restraint, fall arrest, and work positioning systems

  • Identify the components of a personal fall arrest system and how they work together to arrest a fall

  • Identify key fall arrest system design and selection requirements

  • Identify the steps for properly inspecting and donning the most common personal fall arrest system equipment

Course overview

In this lesson, you will learn the hazards posed by falling, falling objects, and unguarded openings, and the protections provided by fall restraint, fall arrest and work positioning systems. You will also learn the components, design, and safe use requirements of a personal fall arrest system, as well as how to properly select, inspect, don, and connect to a system.

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English, Spanish

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37 min

Course Outline

Course Outline

  • Fall Protection Basics

  • Types of Fall Protection

  • Personal Fall Arrest System Components

  • Personal Fall Arrest Design and Selection Requirements

  • Using Personal Fall Arrest Equipment



  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart Cc – Cranes and Derricks in Construction – 1926.1423(d), Fall protection

  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart R- Steel Erection – 1926.760, Fall protection

  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M – Fall Protection – 1926.503, Training requirements

  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M – Fall Protection – 1926.502, Fall protection systems criteria and practices

  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M – Fall Protection – 1926.501, Duty to have fall protection

  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M - Fall Protection - 1926.500, Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart

  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart E - Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment - 1926.105, Safety nets

  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart E - Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment - 1926.104, Safety belts, lifelines, and lanyards


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