Fall Protection Certification

Working Safely when exposed to fall hazards


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1 - 4 $54.95/unit
5 - 9 $49.95/unit
10 - 24 $44.95/unit
25 - 49 $39.95/unit
50 - 99 $34.95/unit
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Fall Protection Online Training

Any person working at elevations is required to be trained in fall protection safety.

Worksite Safety’s universal Fall Protection Certification program has been developed in accordance with federal and provincial legislations as safety training for workplaces across Canada (with the exception of Newfoundland).

This course consists of 12 chapters and a final exam. Once you pass your exam, you may print your certificates of completion (wallet & wall sized). Your training also includes a plastic wallet certificate. This card typically ships within one day using Canada Post regular mail.

Training may be paused or resumed at any time, is fully narrated, and includes interactive exercises to ensure understanding of course content. This training program is intended to be completed entirely online. Depending on your duties or workplace hazards, hands-on equipment training including donning/doffing a harness or site specific training such as identifying and using the anchor points present at your work site may be required. Please contact us for more information or to arrange supplementary on-site or hazard specific training.

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*This certificate is valid for 3 years. Individuals or employers may use their best judgment to set their own expiration period.

Average Duration: 4.5 Hours
Printable Certificate Upon Completion
Plastic, Digital, & Printable Certificate
Unlimited Exam Attempts
Standards Compliant
Valid for 3 Years*
Self-Paced. Available 24/7
Live Student Support
Permanent Record of Training
User Management Tools Available

Course Outline

1. An Introduction to Fall Protection

This introductory chapter will outline your learning objectives, and cover the following topics: When fall protection is required, national, provincial and territorial differences, roles and responsibilities, reporting a hazard, worker’s rights, employer responses, government roles, and helpful resources.

2. Hazards of Working at Heights

Learn about the different hazards of working at heights, how to tell if you are at risk of falling, how falls happen, falling into other hazards, consequences of a fall, when fall protection is not reasonably practicable, and when procedures are to be used instead of fall protection equipment.

3. Eliminating or Controlling Fall Hazards

This chapter covers the use of safe work plans, fall protection plans, hazard controls, physical barriers, guard rails, nets, warning methods, control zones, and buffer zones.

4. Ladder Safety

When is a ladder the best choice? Learn all about advantages and disadvantages, scenarios, standards, ladder types, and ladder risk assessments. This chapter also covers the use, inspection, and care for different types of ladders.

5. Equipment - Anchors

Learn about Canadian fall protection standards as they apply to anchors and their components. Anchor types, anchor use cases, and load requirements are covered in this chapter.

6. Equipment - Lanyards

Chapter 6 covers the use of lanyards as a part of your personal protective equipment. Learn about how to inspect your lanyard, how to clean your lanyard and how to store your lanyard. Types of lanyards covered include Shock Absorbing Lanyards, Web Lanyards, Synthetic Rope Lanyards, and Wire Rope Lanyards.

7. Equipment - Lifelines

Learn all about lifelines and their use in your fall protection system. Topics covered include: horizontal lifelines, lifeline design, vertical lifelines, inspecting different styles and materials of lifelines, cleaning, storage, self-retracting devices (SRD), SRD inspection, and braking tests.

8. Additional Connectors

Learn all about D-Rings, carabiners, O-rings, oval rings, self-locking connectors, snap hooks and more. You will also learn about additional types of connectors and how to inspect them for damage including energy absorbers, fall arrestors, and descent control devices.

9. Equipment - Harnesses

Learn about the different types of safety belts and full body harnesses including types A/D/E/L/P. You will also learn how to inspect your harness, it’s webbing, the stitching, the hardware, and the tagging. Additional topics include cleaning, storage, and donning your harness.

10. Fall Protection Calculations

In this chapter you will learn about the limitations of PPE, how to calculate free fall distance and minimum fall clearance, the relation between anchor height and free fall distance, alternative methods for attaching anchors above foot level, swing fall hazards, and maximum arrest force.

11. Choosing a Fall Protection System

Chapter 11 covers: the different categories of fall protection systems, the purpose of fall protection planning, guardrail systems, travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, safety net systems, fall arrest systems, and which system is required, and what additional training may be required.

12. Emergencies and Rescue Planning

Learn about fall protection plans and rescue procedures. This chapter goes over the different components of an emergency rescue plan, typical incidents and injuries related to working at heights in the workplace, suspension trauma, worker procedures to follow when rescuing a suspended / fallen worker, and onsite emergency preparedness options.

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Depending on how many training credits you purchase, you may receive a discount. Once purchased, training credits may be used to assign training to users in your account or held for future use.

In addition to the training that you purchase, you will also have access to a number of free training management tools. These tools allow you to add and manage users in your account, distribute training courses, view training progress, print certificates, view records of training, and create customized certification reports to ensure your users are always in compliance.

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Additional Services

We put our team of professionals to work to build solutions that improve results, save time, relieve your budget and keep your people safe. In addition to our training programs, we also provide Consulting Services, Train The Trainer Solutions, Course Authoring, and Integration services.

Consulting Services

It is our mandate to develop plans and programs that meet the unique needs and environments where staff carry out their work on a daily basis, creating customized programs that deal with risks specifically for each situation.

Our consulting services include OHS Auditing, Safety Policy Development, Procedure Writing, Training Needs Analysis, Safety Inspections, Job Safety & Hazard Analysis, Emergency Response Planning, and Fall Prevention & Detection.

Train the Trainer

Customize and control the learning experience of your staff or customers with our Train the Trainer offerings and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our lifetime complimentary update service.

These packages educate new trainers on how to deliver in-person training to adult learners. Packages include Instructor Certification courses, expanded reference manuals, ready to customize classroom presentations, exam templates, certificates, and participant guides for students.

Program Authoring

Deliver original content courses to your staff to address the unique hazards associated with your workplace.

Our team of industry leading instructional designers and subject matter experts are able to develop defensible, effective, and efficient training programs that you can deliver as elearning content, self-learning course books, reference materials for classroom teaching, or as an app that integrates with existing frameworks. Training programs can be something that is built from scratch, or modified using pre-existing course materials from our library or your own.