Fall Prevention & Protection Subpart F 29 CFR 1910.140

Subpart M 29 CFR 1926.500-503.


Upon successful completion of the Fall Protection course, the student will be able to recognize and explain the difference between Active and Passive Fall Protection as a Competent Person and Competent Inspector.

Course Topics:

    1. Recognize fall hazards and identify when fall protection is needed
    2. Use basic fall protection systems
    3. Prevent objects from falling
    4. Inspect personal fall arrest systems & Follow Manufactures Inspections
    5. Rescue yourself and others from falls

Reference: OSHA 29CFR 1910.22/Review 66 and ANSI Z359-0 through 4-2007

Target Audience: This program is for any person who climbs over 4ft in General Industry and 6ft for Construction. Oil and Gas could be 4ft rule or 0ft rule, must comply with owner clients Safety Management System.

Fall hazards, Fall protection systems, Safe work practices to prevent falls

Under certain conditions, OSHA allows employers to develop special fall

prevention plans.

  • Employees must be engaged in leading-edge work, precast concrete erection work, or

residential construction work.

  • The plan must document that it is infeasible or creates a greater hazard to use

conventional fall protection equipment.

  • The fall protection plan must be prepared by a qualified person and developed

specifically, for the site where the work is being performed.

  • The specific locations covered shall be classified as controlled access zones and only

specially trained workers can enter them.

The fall protection plan must satisfy the following requirements:

  • A copy of the plan must be maintained at the jobsite.
  • The plan must include a discussion of measures that will be taken to reduce or eliminate

the fall hazard for workers.

  • For example, the employer shall discuss the extent to which scaffolds, ladders, or Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) can be used to provide a safer working surface and

thereby reduce the hazard of falling.

A warning line system may be part of a fall protection plan.

  • The warning line must be erected not less than 6 feet from the roof edge.
  • Warning lines shall consist of ropes, wires, or chains, and supporting stanchions erected

according to manufactures specifications.

In residential construction, on low-slope roofs 50 feet or less in width, the use

of a safety monitoring system alone is permitted.

  • A competent person must be designated to monitor the safety of other employees.

Working in an area where there are fall hazards requires extra care to follow

all safety rules—failure to do so can result in serious injury or death. There are other Fall Prevention and protection systems that could be use, the training can be site specific to the type of Fall protection systems that the employees will be using at his job site.

Length: 4-8 hrs.

Instructor ratio 1:15. Fall Prevention & Protection Subpart F 29 CFR 1910.140

Subpart M 29 CFR 1926.500-503.