Online Fall Protection Training Course and Certification In Canada
Anyone who works at heights must be aware of the hazards of their job. This fall protection training program is a good introduction to the principles of fall protection. It is important to note that people working at heights must be further trained to use fall arrest equipment as described in the manufacturer’s instructions and according to safe work practices.
In This Course, You Will Learn About
Once you start the course, you can pause it as needed. The course will automatically bookmark and you can resume it where you left off. The course is fully narrated and is AODA compliant.
The topics are explained in detail, represented by relevant images and activities to confirm understanding. At the end of the module, there is a summary along with a practical training checklist. At the end of the course, there is a final test to assess your understanding of the topic.
Online Fall Protection Training Course Outline
The introductory chapter explains falls and fall protection. This chapter focuses on the
- Anatomy of a fall, fall hazards, elimination, prevention, and the control of falls
- The types of fall hazards, including falls from ladders, scaffolds, buckets, towers, work platforms, etc.
- Elimination, prevention, and control of falls
2. Slips, Trips, and Falls
This chapter covers:
- Falls on level surfaces, falls from elevation, and falls from ladders
- Tips on the proper use of ladders and effective ways to avoid slips, trips, and falls
3. Fall Protection Equipment
In this chapter, the fall protection equipment, such as guardrails, travel-restraint systems, fall-restricting systems, fall-arrest systems, and safety nets, are explained in detail, along with the provincial height requirements for fall protection.
The CSA (Canadian Standards Association) standards, personal fall arrest system (PFAS), fall-restraint system, positioning device systems, personal fall protection systems, body/waist belts, safety nets, safety monitoring systems, warning line systems, catch platforms, and controlled access zones are also covered.
4. Anchor Systems
In this chapter, the three basic types of anchors (designed fixed support, temporary fixed support, and existing structural features) are explained, along with the safety factors. Anchorage, clearance, pendulum effect, and improper anchorage points are also discussed in detail.
5. Components of a System
This chapter discusses several components of a fall protection system, such as connectors, rope grabs, carabiners, locking snap hooks, full-body harnesses, lanyards, shock absorbers, and lifelines (horizontal and vertical). The rope-breaking strength standards, loss of rope strength from knots, self-retracting lifeline, and impact indicators are reviewed.
This chapter discusses the fall equipment inspections for damage, wear, and other defects. Detailed inspection procedures are explained for the inspection of harnesses (webbing, buckle, d-rings), lanyards (snap hooks, steel lanyards, web lanyards, rope lanyards, shock-absorbing packs), webbing, and rope lanyards.
7. Storage and Maintenance
This chapter covers important storage and maintenance guidelines to follow for personal fall arrest equipment.
8. Donning Harnesses
Full-body harnesses are designed to provide the wearer with maximum comfort while maintaining the highest degree of protection from falls. For the harness to be fully effective, it must be adjusted properly to fit the wearer and must be attached to an appropriate personal fall arrest system. This chapter explains the detailed procedure on wearing a full-body harness.
9. Fall Protection Plan
This chapter reviews the situations where fall protection plans are needed. Detailed scenarios are described. You will understand the fall protection plans needed for rescue training, suspension trauma, suspension trauma straps, aerial lifts, and connecting elevated work platforms.
Online Fall Protection Training Course (FAQs)
No. This program is an introductory awareness program. Most people who work at heights are required to take more advanced courses. Ontario regulations, for example, require most workers to take the Working at Heights program. Most other provinces and territories also have more extensive programs for people who work at heights.
No. Anyone who uses fall protection equipment in Newfoundland and Labrador is required to complete a fall protection training course approved by Workplace NL.
The cost of the Fall Protection Awareness course is $30
Our fall protection certificate is valid for 3 years.