Fall Protection: Awareness and Training 4-Hour Course

Fall Protection Awareness and TrainingFALLS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN CONSTRUCTION. In 2015, there were 350 fatal falls to a lower level out of 937 construction fatalities (BLS data). These deaths are preventable.

Since 2012, OSHA has partnered with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) – Construction Sector on the Fall Prevention Campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about common fall hazards in construction, and how falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs can be prevented.

This course provides an overview of state-of-the-art technology for fall protection and current OSHA requirements. Topics covered include the principles of fall protection, the components of fall arrest systems, the limitations of fall arrest equipment, and OSHA policies regarding fall protection.


  • Overview of Fall Protection
  • The Need for Fall Protection
  • Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control
  • Fall Prevention vs. Protection
  • Basic Principles of Fall Forces (live demonstrations)
  • Overview of Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS)
    • Selection, use and care
Equipment inspection procedures
Proper equipment donning

    • Field application exercises with demonstrations and hands-on activities