Personal Fall Arrest Systems In The Workplace

This 2 minute safety training video covers: What is personal fall arrest system, what are the three components of personal fall arrest system, what is full body harness, how to properly fit a full body harness, how to properly use lanyards, how self-retracting lifeline works, what are the safety precautions when working with self-retracting lifeline, what are the two types of lifelines, what is an anchor point, how to properly set up an anchor point. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 12 minute full length version.

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Atlantic Training's "Fall Protection" training program provides the information employees need to work safely when they are "off the ground", and satisfies the major training requirements in the OSHA Standard on Fall Protection.

Most of these incidents could have been prevented, so OSHA requires employers to provide fall protection equipment to their workers, as well as train them on how to use it properly. But in spite of this focus, the lack of proper fall protection equipment continues to be OSHA's most frequently-cited violation.

Grim facts, but here's the silver lining: You can provide your customers with the latest fall protection training that will both help their employees to work safely "off the ground" and employers to meet the training requirements in the OSHA Fall Protection Standard.

This updated training also includes all-new visuals and a fresh look and feel that engage employees more effectively and promote better learning.

Areas covered in the program include:

  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems In The Workplace
  • The seriousness of fall hazards.
  • Types of environments where falls may occur.
  • The "Fall Protection Plan".
  • Concentrating and keeping a clear head.
  • The importance of housekeeping in preventing falls.
  • Measures that can be taken to protect against falls.
  • Protective equipment.
  • and more.
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Video Transcript

There are two kinds of personal fall protection systems, personal fall arrest systems and positioning devices. Personal fall arrest system stops a fall once it has begun; the equipment use consists of full body harnesses, lanyards, lifelines, anchorage connectors and descent control devices. Positioning device systems prevent falls by supporting you in working position with equipment such as a body belt, harness connectors, snap hooks and proper anchorage. Anchorage is the first line of defense. It must be strong enough to take several times the force of a falling worker complete with a tool belt. Lifelines can be horizontal or vertical. Horizontal lifelines must be designed, installed and used under the supervision of a qualified person. Vertical lifelines should never be more than one person per line. Harnesses must fit snugly; if your harness is to lose it could slip on you when you fall.