Fall Protection Awareness Training
Did you know that injuries associated with falls result in over $170 billion per year in medical expenses alone? 14% of all fall accidents are fatal, and on average, more than 2 deaths occur each day because of workplace falls. If your employees are regularly exposed to falls of four feet or greater, it is essential for each to complete a Fall Protection Awareness Training course. Having the ability to identify fall hazards and protect against them in the workplace will help ensure your employees don’t become a statistic.
Since 2009, our training professionals have successfully instructed thousands of training classes. We will deliver an interactive and fast-paced training experience and make completing the training course easy. Our training professionals will also travel to bring our Fall Protection Awareness Training to your office, jobsite, facility or rent a conference room for your class if needed. We also have our own training center in Cincinnati, OH.
Our 2-hour course gives detailed instruction on:
- Fall hazards
- Fall hazard evaluation
- Fall hazard control
- Personal protective equipment
- Training requirements
- During each course, the proper use of fall protection equipment is demonstrated, and ample time allotted for your employees to examine, operate, use, test, and ask questions about the equipment.
Fall Protection Awareness Training plays an important role in the development of a strong safety culture because it eliminates the “I didn’t know” factor by increasing awareness that is key in preventing accidents and injuries. As an employer it is your responsibility to provide all mandated training for your employees. By utilizing our training professionals to provide Fall Protection Awareness Training to your workforce, you can have peace of mind that your workers have the knowledge and skillset to work safely on and around fall risk areas. Having completed the required Fall Protection Awareness Training will also keep your company in compliance. OSHA fines are steep and willful violations are even higher. Why take the risk? Completing Fall Protection Awareness Training will also expand the marketability of your company by allowing your employees to safely work on and around fall risk areas. We have what it takes to protect your most valued asset, your people. Dial 877-209-9648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Fall Protection Awareness Training Frequently Asked Questions:
Who needs Fall Protection Training?
Anyone who will be working over four feet in general industry, and anyone working over six feet in construction.
How often do we need Fall Protection Training?
Whenever there is a change in the type of fall protection being used, a change in the workplace, or your employee shows incompetence.
Can I conduct my own Fall Protection Training?
Certainly, if you are a competent person in fall protection, have the training materials, and are willing to certify others.
Will you travel our facility to conduct the training?
We will travel to you, if you can work around our schedule many times the travel expenses are extremely low. We teach safety training classes in over 30 states.
Is Fall Protection Awareness Training required by law?
Yes. OSHA requires employers to train any employees who may conduct work or activities four feet or more above lower levels since they may be at risk for serious injury or death if they should fall. OSHA requires that employers provide fall protection and the right equipment for the job to keep workers safe. This includes appropriate ladders for each job, scaffolds and safety equipment like harnesses and anchors. Employers must train workers in identifying fall hazards and proper setup and safe use of fall protection equipment.
How long is my Fall Protection Awareness certification good for?
Most fall protection certifications are good for two years from the date of certification. Retraining is necessary whenever there is a change in the type of fall protection being used, a change in the workplace, or your employee shows incompetence.
What is Fall Protection Awareness Training?
Fall Protection Awareness Training is a two-hour course that covers such topics as fall hazards and fall hazard evaluation, fall hazard control, personal protective equipment and training requirements. During each course the proper use of fall personal protective equipment is demonstrated and ample time allotted for your employees to examine, operate, use, test and to ask questions about the equipment. This course is an awareness course and does not count for the 8-hour OSHA Fall Protection certification.
How do I know if I’m at risk for falls?
Anyone conducting work or activities four feet or more above lower levels since they may be at risk for serious injury or death if they should fall.
Am I a fall risk during a single event or quick job?
Yes. Falls are one of the most common causes of work-related injuries and deaths according to OSHA. Anyone conducting work or activities four feet or more above lower levels since they may be at risk for serious injury or death if they should fall.
How can I prevent fall injuries and deaths?
The best way to prevent fall injuries and deaths is by getting educated with Fall Protection Training. You and your team may begin with this two-hour awareness course and decide you’d like more training and more information; we can do that too. There are various Fall Protection Trainings you can take based on the needs and potential occupational hazards your team faces.
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