Fall Protection Training

Fall Protection Training

OSHA Subpart M

Unprotected falls from elevation often result in serious debilitating injury or death. Falls can be minimized through the use of fall protection training, proper prevention and personal fall arrest systems. All work performed on elevated surfaces will be accomplished wearing and/or using safety equipment that will prevent a fall and subsequent injury.

It is important to ensure that the fall protection training, operation, and practices are communicated to and understood so as to ensure the health and safety of all employees.

The company policy should be, only employees trained in fall protection procedures are allowed to work in areas where fall hazards could occur in order to reduce fall accidents and to ensure a safe workplace.

This course covers identifying fall hazards, different types of fall protection, working around fall hazards, inspecting fall arrest systems, working with fall systems, saftey monitors and falls to a lower level. This course satisfies 29 CFR 1926.500


“Training Program.”


The employer shall provide a training program for each employee who might be exposed to fall hazards. The program shall enable each employee to recognize the hazards of falling and shall train each employee in the procedures to be followed in order to minimize these hazards.


The employer shall assure that each employee has been trained, as necessary, by a competent person qualified in the following areas:


The nature of fall hazards in the work area;


The correct procedures for erecting, maintaining, disassembling, and inspecting the fall protection systems to be used;


The use and operation of guardrail systems, personal fall arrest systems, safety net systems, warning line systems, safety monitoring systems, controlled access zones, and other protection to be used;


The role of each employee in the safety monitoring system when this system is used;


The limitations on the use of mechanical equipment during the performance of roofing work on low-sloped roofs;


The correct procedures for the handling and storage of equipment and materials and the erection of overhead protection; and


The role of employees in fall protection plans;


The standards contained in this subpart.