Blended Fall Protection Training | Edmonton | Fort McMurray
The online theory portion of this course is approved by Alberta Environment & Parks for Continuing Education Units.
Blended Fall Protection Training Course Description
Blended Fall Protection Training is a course designed to provide you a complete understanding of fall arrest, travel restraint, and work posture strategies.
The training includes important topics such as equipment maintenance, rescue planning, and the definitions, elements, and calculations of fall protection.
By completing this course, individuals will gain a comprehensive understanding of fall protection, such as anchor systems, full body harnesses, swing fall hazards, vertical lifelines and fall arrestors, self-retracting devices, free fall, total fall distance, and clearance requirements.
Who is blended fall protection training for?
Fall protection training is for individuals who work in industries where the risk of falling is present, such as construction, oil and gas, telecommunications, drilling, service rigs, power generation, and industrial sectors. This includes workers who may be exposed to fall hazards while working at heights, such as scaffolders, roofers, window washers, and tower climbers. It also includes workers who may be exposed to fall hazards while working in underground mines, trenches, or other excavations. The course also looks at how fall safety equipment is used in these industries.
The practical evaluation assesses the student's competency in inspecting and using full-body harnesses, connectors, anchors, and harness fit. It covers proper inspection techniques for hardware and synthetic components, connecting devices, energy absorbers, snap hooks, and anchors, as well as harness strap adjustment and the significance of a partner check. A suspension test is also included in the examination. To pass the course, the student must score 80% or higher on the final exam.
- Fall protection statistics and case studies
- Fall forces and speeds
- Types of falls
- Applicable legislation, including CSA and ANSI standards
- Fall protection definitions
- Hazard assessment, elimination, and control
- Anchor systems
- Connecting components, including snap hooks and carabiners
- Travel restraint and work positioning
- Energy absorbers
- Self-retracting devices
- Life safety ropes
- Vertical life lines and fall arrestors
- Horizontal life lines
- Full body harnesses
- Free fall and total fall distance
- Maximum arresting force
- Clearance requirements
- Swing fall hazards
- Equipment maintenance, storage, and labels
- Pre-use and formal inspections
- Manufacturer’s instructions
- Fall protection and rescue planning
- Suspension trauma