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Fall Protection Training Online

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Imagine yourself signing up for an online fall protection training course, eager to enhance your safety skills in the workplace. You start the first module feeling curious about what you’ll learn next.

Transitioning to the second lesson, you find yourself engrossed in the detailed explanations of proper harness fitting and inspection. The instructor’s clear instructions make the complex concepts easy to understand.

Course Overview

safety mom online course - Fall Protection Training Online

This online Fall Protection Training course covers the basics of fall arrest, travel restraint, and work positioning, including fall protection definitions, components, fall calculations, equipment maintenance, and rescue planning.

It also discusses the theoretical and practical aspects of using fall protection equipment in multiple industries, including construction, oil and gas, telecommunication, drilling and service rigs, power generation, and industrial environments.


  • 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 carabineers
  • Lanyards
  • Travel restraint and work positioning
  • Energy absorbers
  • Self-retracting devices
  • Life safety ropes
  • Vertical lifelines and fall arrestors
  • Horizontal lifelines
  • 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

Online Course Duration

Approximately 3 hours

Fall Protection Training Online Assessment

Testing in this online Fall Protection Training course reinforces the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved to receive a certificate of completion. Users can repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved on the first attempt.

Online Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.

Additionally, you can register for a practical skills evaluation with a registered instructor. Upon successful completion of this practical component, you will receive a skill-based fall protection certificate. Contact us to register today.


10 Fall Protection & Safety Tips

Here are 10 Fall Protection & Safety Tips:

  1. Inspect all personal protective equipment (PPE) and systems before every use. Do not use any equipment that looks frayed, torn, or defective.
  2. Always wear and use equipment properly. Never take shortcuts!
  3. Get proper fall protection training. This will teach you how to identify fall hazards, select the right equipment, and use it safely.
  4. Choose the right fall protection equipment for the job. There are different types of fall protection equipment for different tasks.
  5. Make sure all fall protection equipment is properly anchored. An anchor is a strong point that can safely hold your weight in case of a fall.
  6. Be aware of your surroundings and watch for fall hazards. Common fall hazards include working at heights, on slippery surfaces, or near openings.
  7. Use guardrails and handrails whenever possible. These can help prevent you from falling in the first place.
  8. Plan for a rescue. If you do fall, it is important to have a plan for how you will be rescued. This may involve having a coworker or supervisor nearby who knows how to use rescue equipment.
  9. Take breaks often. When you are tired, you are more likely to make mistakes that could lead to a fall.
  10. Speak up if you see something unsafe. If you see a fall hazard or someone working unsafely, speak up and report it to your supervisor.