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Personal Fall Arrest Systems Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the most common hazards posed by falling and the reasons you should use fall protection equipment
  • Identify the components of a personal fall arrest system and how they work together to arrest a fall
  • Identify key fall arrest system design and selection requirements
  • Identify the steps for properly inspecting and donning the most common personal fall arrest system equipment

Available in English, Spanish

8 minutes

Mobile Ready

This lesson provides an awareness of the hazards posed by falling, basic design and safe use requirements of a personal fall arrest system, as well as how to properly select and connect to a system.

Course Outline
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems Overview
Regulations
  • 29 CFR 1910.21 Subpart D Walking-Working Surfaces - 1910.21 Scope and definitions
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces - 1910.22 General Requirements
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces - 1910.23 Ladders
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces - 1910.27 Scaffolds and rope descent systems
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces - 1910.28 Duty to have fall protection and falling object protection
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces - 1910.29 Fall protection systems and falling object protection—criteria and practices
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces - 1910.30 Training requirements
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces - 1910.66 Powered platforms for building maintenance
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces - 1910.67 Vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces - 1910.68 Manlifts
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces - 1910.140 Personal fall protection systems