The Basics of Working Off the Ground

This 1 minute safety training video covers: What are the dangers of working off the ground, how to work safely above the ground, how to avoid fall accidents. 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:

  • The Basics of Working Off the Ground
  • 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.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 12 minute preview.

Video Transcript

Inspect your work area before starting. Working your feet on a solid ground is difficult enough but works at height and you had danger to difficult. Everyday workers are injured falling from heights, so there are standards your employer needs to keep you working safely. Wherever you work if its 4 feet off the ground for general industry or 6 feet off the ground in the construction, your employer’s competent person identifies any fall hazard you could face. You’ll learn to recognize unsafe practices and know which tasks increase your risks of falling. Remember prevention is your best defense.