OSHA Fall Protection Training - Total Equipment Training


In the U.S. construction industry, falls are the leading cause of work-related fatalities. On average, 150 to 200 workers are killed each year and more than 100,000 are injured as a result of falls at construction sites.

Because of this, fall protection training has become an invaluable program at any job site. The objective of a fall protection training course is to make sure employees are aware of, and are protected from, the hazards of working at elevated heights.

Why Your Employees Need OSHA Fall Protection Training Certification

OSHA recognizes that accidental falls are generally complex events that often involve a variety of factors. Because of this, the OSHA standard for fall protection deals with both human and equipment related issues that factor into fall protection training.
OSHA identifies the following as areas or activities where fall protection is needed:

  • Unprotected sides and edges
  • Hoist areas
  • Holes
  • Wall openings
  • Formwork and reinforcing steel
  • Ramps, runways, and other walkways
  • Excavations
  • Dangerous equipment
  • Overhand bricklaying and related work
  • Roofing work
  • Leading edge work
  • Pre-cast concrete erection
  • Residential construction
  • Other walking/working surfaces.

OSHA Fall Protection Training Requirements

OSHA guidelines dictate that the training must be taught by a competent person in any situations where fall hazards could occur. That training must include:

  • Recognizing and minimizing fall hazards
  • Procedures for erecting, maintaining, disassembling, and inspecting the fall protection equipment in use
  • An understanding of OSHA fall protection rules.

Our On-Site Fall-Protection Certification Training Program

Under the fall protection rule, employers can select fall protection measures and equipment to fit the work being performed.

Total Equipment Training’s customized fall protection training program is designed to provide the information and testing for your specific scope of work to ensure your crew can operate equipment safely and effectively. Our tailored training is presented to maximize the current skill level of the participants.

Our program uses the following outline as a starting point for fall protection training topics, but is also fully customizable to the needs of any job site.

OSHA Fall Protection Certification Training Outline 

Classroom Agenda

  • History of fall protection in the industry
  • Fall statistics in the industry
  • Physics of a fall – live demonstrations
  • Types of fall protection systems
  • Primary versus secondary fall protection
  • Components of personal fall protection devices
  • Summation of fall forces and limitations of fall protection devices
  • How to determine fall protection device limitations
  • How to inspection fall protection devices
  • How to wear fall protection devices
  • Identification of proper anchorage points
  • Ladder and stairway safety

Hands-on Agenda

  • Hands-on demonstration
  • Components of personal devices
  • Inspect fall protection devices
  • Wearing fall protection devices

Are Your Employees in Need of OSHA Fall Protection Training? 

Contact us today or give our office a call at (610) 321-2679 and our knowledgeable staff will provide you with the information you need and tailor a program to fit your needs and meet OSHA requirements.