8-HOUR FALL PREVENTION
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
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)
To earn a certificate of completion and a permanent card, student must do the following:
100% attendance for the 8-Hour Fall Prevention class: 8 hours of instruction time
Completion of Continuing Education and Training Registration Form
Active participation in all class exercises (determined by instructor)
Completion of required quiz assessment
As applicable, achievement of minimum passing score (70%) on required end-of-course examination
Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form (must provide name on form to receive credit)
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.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Understand the statistics of fatal fall and how they are the most common cause of death in construction
Understand competent persons responsibilities
Describe Types of fall Hazards
Understand the equation force = Mass x Acceleration
Describe the components, specifications, and regulatory requirements of fall controls
Understand Struck-by and fall-to-the-same level controls
Describe the components, specifications regulatory requirements, including New York City chapter 33, section 3315.1
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.
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
Location: 535 Broadhollow Road, STE B9, Melville, NY 11747