10 Fall Protection Training Courses

We’ve put together a collection of ten fall protection training courses covering specialized topics like fall arrest systems, safety hazards, harnessing, fixed barriers, and more. These lessons are designed to help your team understand the risks associated with working from heights and the importance of using fall protection techniques to ensure that tasks are carried out safely.

Last published: 27th October 2021
Fall Protection Training Course - Fall Protection

1. Fall Protection

EdApp’s free Fall Protection course can help you equip your construction workers with the necessary fall protection knowledge to prevent risks of falling while working at a construction site. This 6-part course introduces your learners to fall protection, discusses the importance of implementing proper training guidelines, goes over workers’ rights, and covers all of the essentials for using fall protection systems like guardrails, safety nets, and harnesses. It also goes into detail about the different safety measures that protect workers from falling objects. Through EdApp’s intuitive authoring tool, you can easily edit, rebrand, and deploy the course to your workers, all in just a few clicks.

  • Price: Free
  • Length: 5 to 10 minutes per lesson
  • Certification: Available

Created By EdApp

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Fall Protection Training Course - Harnessing

2. Harnessing

Whether you’re a construction worker, a window cleaner, an electrical technician, or anyone working at heights, learning the right harnessing techniques is essential for your safety. EdApp’s free course on harnessing provides you with knowledge on the fundamental parts of different fall arrest systems used by those working at an elevated level, some of which include restraint systems, suspension systems, controlled descent systems, and fixed or portable ladders. As you go through the course, you’ll also learn how to inspect your harnesses for defects and how to maintain your equipment with proper cleaning and storage. Designed to help you retain information better, this microlearning course is divided into 5 bite-sized lessons that you can complete on the go.

  • Price: Free
  • Length: 5 to 10 minutes per lesson
  • Certification: Available

Created by EdApp

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Fall Protection Training Course - Fall Protection Training

3. Fall Protection Training

Designed by 360training, the Fall Protection Training course contains general information about fall prevention methods used in the construction industry. Some of the topics covered in the 1-hour online course include positioning device systems, safety monitoring systems, types of active and passive fall protection systems, and how to inspect fall protection equipment. You can also expect to learn more about the proper ways of identifying fall hazards and how to create a fall protection plan for your team. Although the course costs $20 USD per learner, you can look forward to perks like being able to save progress as you go and having round-the-clock access to 360training’s customer support.

  • Price: $20 USD
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Certification: Available

Created by 360training

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Fall Protection Training Course - OSHA Fall Protection Certificate Course

4. OSHA Fall Protection Certificate Course

Government agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require organizations to provide training to all employees exposed to fall hazards. This fall protection training course by OSHA Education Center helps workers in the construction industry meet these regulatory standards. It also provides them with the best methods to reduce fall-related risks and knowledge on the different types of fall protection systems and how to use them. Do note that once training starts, learners have a limit of 180 days to complete the entire course.

  • Price: $24.95 USD
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Certification: Available

Created by OSHA Education Center

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Fall Protection Training Course - Working at Heights Training

5. Working at Heights Training

If your job entails working at elevated levels in a non-construction setting, you can benefit from the  Working at Heights Training course by OSG. This site safety training course highlights your general responsibilities when working at heights and discusses the necessary controls needed to reduce the risk of a fall. It also goes into detail about the proper use, inspection, and maintenance of harnesses and other fall arrest systems. If you want to get OSG’s 2-year fall protection certificate after completing this online program, you’ll have 90 days to take a required in-person practical evaluation. 

  • Price: $45 USD
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Certification: Available upon completion of practical evaluation for an additional $50 USD

Created by OSG

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Fall Protection Training Course - Fall Protection Awareness Online Training

6. Fall Protection Awareness Online Training

This extensive online course by Danatec Educational Services will provide you with pretty much everything you need to know about fall protection to perform your tasks safely from heights. It explores the different aspects of fall arrests, types of fall protection, and kinds of personal protective equipment used in specific job sites. The course also touches on the more technical side of fall protection awareness and risk assessment by teaching you how to calculate fall clearances for specific job sites.

  • Price: $64.95 CAD
  • Length: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Certification: Available

Created by Danatec Educational Services

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Fall Protection Training Course - OSHA Fall Protection Training Course

7. OSHA Fall Protection Training Course

From scaffolds and staircases to roofs and suspended structures, fall hazards can be found in many elevated workplaces. Hazmat School designed the OSHA Fall Protection Training course to help you train your workers and prevent falls that may result in serious injuries or fatalities. The lessons cover specific topics like structures and devices used for fall protection, requirements for using a scaffold system, and criteria for using personal fall arrest systems. There are no prerequisites needed for this workplace safety training course but learners do need to prepare for a final exam to acquire their completion certificate.

  • Price: $25 USD
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Certification: Available

Created by Hazmat School

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Fall Protection Training Course - Fall Protection Online

8. Fall Protection Online

Every year, workers get seriously injured or die due to work-related falls and because of such high risks, providing effective training for your workers is doubly important. The Fall Protection Online course by BIS Safety Software is designed to teach your employees the basics of using, inspecting, and maintaining fall protection equipment and planning safety measures like fixed barriers, warning barriers, and fall arrest systems for fall hazards. At the end of the course, your learners can also expect to know more about the use and purpose of different fall protection systems and the various risks they pose if not used correctly. 

  • Price: $99.95 USD
  • Length: 3 hours
  • Certification: Available

Created by BIS Safety Software

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Fall Protection Training Course - Fall Protection

9. Fall Protection by Act First Safety

With Act First Safety’s Fall Protection course, you can build your knowledge on the different types of fall protection methods that you can use to prevent work-related injuries and deaths. Through this course, you’ll be able to evaluate safety hazards at work, explain the uses of a variety of fall protection systems, inspect fall protection equipment, and learn how to don a harness properly. At the end of this 45-minute course, you’ll also have the option to get a certificate of completion.

  • Price: $45 USD
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Certification: Available

Created by Act First Safety

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Fall Protection Training Course - Fall Protection and Personal Fall Arrest Systems

10. Fall Protection and Personal Fall Arrest Systems

Fall Protection and Personal Fall Arrest Systems is an online course by eSafety that focuses on the proper usage, inspection, and maintenance of personal fall arrest systems. Divided into 14-lessons, the course delves into specific topics like free fall deceleration, component lifelines, rope descent systems, and self-retracting lifelines that can help you safely perform your job in elevated areas. It even emphasizes the hazards of incorrectly using personal fall arrest systems. To avail of their training certification, you’ll need to complete additional in-person employee training and assessment. 

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  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Certification: Available with additional hands-on training

Created by sSafety

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Prioritizing worker safety with fall protection training

In many jobs that require manual labor at heights, falls are among the most common causes of serious injuries and fatalities. As an employer, it’s your responsibility to prevent such incidents and comply with your state’s regulations on fall protection. With such high risks involved, it’s also critical that your workers receive proper training before working on-site to ensure their safety. We've provided some of the most comprehensive and up-to-date fall protection training courses that you can use to help your employees learn more about the key concepts of fall protection and, in turn, safely do their work.

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