8-HOUR FALL PREVENTION

COURSE OVERVIEW

The leading cause of death in the construction industry is from falls. As a result construction workers must have fall protection when working at a height of six feet or more. The 8 Hour Fall Prevention course provides training for workers on how to recognize, avoid, minimize, and correct fall hazards on jobsites. The course will cover fall hazards, competent person responsibilities, types of fall protection systems, calculation of fall distances, and decide on proper anchorage points among other things.

Audience: Any personnel that may be exposed to heights or work around fall hazards on construction sites. This curriculum is also a prescribed (required) course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card.

DOB Course Code: SCA-203

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NYC DOB REQUIREMENT:

8-HOUR FALL PREVENTION

As part of a new regulation (Local Law 196) the NYC Department of Buildings now requires that individuals receive a certain amount of DOB approved training in order to work on NYC construction projects. Among the training required for workers and supervisors is 8 hours of fall prevention training. Workers will also need a 30 hour construction training course and a 2 hour drug and alcohol prevention course to meet this requirement. 

CEUs (CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS)

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​​To earn a certificate of completion and a permanent card, student must do the following:

  1. 100% attendance for the 8-Hour Fall Prevention class: 8 hours of instruction time

  2. Completion of Continuing Education and Training Registration Form

  3. Active participation in all class exercises (determined by instructor)

  4. Completion of required quiz assessment

  5. As applicable, achievement of minimum passing score (70%) on required end-of-course examination

  6. Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form (must provide name on form to receive credit)

  7. Make up time is not allowed. Students who miss time from any individual session must reschedule and attend the full training course.

PREREQUISITE: Participants need to be able to communicate with the instructor in the language the course is held in. Successful completion of OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety and Health, prior to enrolling in this course.

CEU REQUIREMENTS

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

  1. Understand the statistics of fatal fall and how they are the most common cause of death in construction

  2. Understand competent persons responsibilities

  3. Describe Types of fall Hazards

  4. Understand the equation force = Mass x Acceleration

  5. Describe the components, specifications, and regulatory requirements of fall controls

  6. Understand Struck-by and fall-to-the-same level controls

  7. Describe the components, specifications regulatory requirements, including New York City chapter 33, section 3315.1

COURSE OUTLINE

8-Hour Fall Prevention Topics:

Lesson 1: Fall-Related Statistics -15 minutes

Illustrate statistics of fatal falls as the most common cause of death in the construction industry​.

 

Lesson 2: Key Definitions, Terms, and concepts 60-minutes

Recite certain key definitions such as: employer and temporary employee, employer duties associated with falls, exposing employer, creating employee, correcting employer, competent person.  Summarize duties of multiple employer jobsites. Explain when a qualified person is required on site.

 

Lesson 3: The Nature of Gravity: 45 minutes

Class discussion and class activity to calculate fall distance.  Summarize Newton’s Three Laws of Motion, understand impact force and calculate impact force related to fall height and weight of person

 

Lesson 4: Fall Controls: 60 minutes

Summarize proper and improper anchorage points, understand typical guardrail systems, such as mid-rails, guardrail and toe board, Understand limited and control access zones and proper use.

 

Lesson 5: Steel Erection: 60 minutes

Recall the purpose of controlled decking zones and its relation to the respective OSHA codes.

 

Lesson 6: Stairs and Ladders-45 minutes

Recite OSHA Subpart X related to stairs and ladders, the role of the worker and competent person and the proper inspection of ladders.  Understand the proper use angle (4:1) ladder ration.

 

Lesson 7: Scaffolds: 60 minutes

Recall the duties of a competent person related to scaffolds, understand the role of a qualified person, understand the OSHA codes to proper and safe scaffold use

 

Lesson 8: Excavation 60 minutes

Summarize proper fall protection systems when at the edge of excavations. Recall when fall protection systems are needed in relation to excavations.

 

Lesson 9: Fall Prevention-90 minutes

Understand the components of safety harness, lanyard and anchorage points Recognize the components that lead to certain fatal accidents by putting together everything learned in the previous lessons.  Proper application of personal fall arrest systems and the use.

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INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

A plethora of methods will be used, such as auditory and visual methods to ensure learning. This includes the program’s PowerPoint, related lectures, testing, and classroom discussions.

8-HOUR FALL PREVENTION COURSE

Price: $245.00

Location: 535 Broadhollow Road, STE B9, Melville, NY 11747

Language: English

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COURSE COMPLETION CARD

- Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a permanent card within one week.