Fall protection refers to the use of equipment and techniques to protect someone from falling at height. In the event that someone does fall, proper fall protection may prevent that person from sustaining severe injuries from the fall.
Fall protection equipment involves three primary principles: anchorages, body support, and connection.
There are two categories of equipment related to fall protection: Fall-Arrest Equipment to stop a fall after it occurs, and Fall-Prevention/Restraint Equipment to reduce the possibility of a fall.
For the construction industry OSHA requires a form of fall restraint when working at or within 6 feet of an unprotected edge.
The purpose of fall protection training is to provide workers at-height with the knowledge and tools to identify and solve fall protection issues before they arise.
At Safety One, we offer a variety of fall protection training courses to meet different types of needs in various industries: