Personal Fall Arrest Systems
The goal of this lesson is to enable learners to recognize the hazards posed by falling four or more feet (1.2 m), and where personal fall arrest systems are used as fall protection, to recognize the key components of these systems, how they function together to arrest a fall, and how to properly inspect, don, and attach the system's connecting device to an anchorage point.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should to identify:
- The hazards posed by falling four feet (1.2 m) or more without and with a personal fall arrest system.
- The components of a personal fall arrest system and how they work together to arrest a fall.
- The steps for properly inspecting and donning the full-body harness.
- Key fall arrest system design requirements, including the maximum free fall distance permitted, the maximum deceleration distance allowed, and the safety factor required for lanyards and anchorage points.
- The criteria for properly attaching the connecting device to an anchorage connector, vertical or horizontal lifeline.
- Fall Hazards
- Fall Arrest System Components
- Inspecting and Donning the System
- Basic System Performance Requirements
- Tying Off
This course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete
A passing grade of 80% or higher required. Up to 3 attempts are provided.
A certificate will be provided upon the successful completion of this course