Frequently Asked Questions Knowledge Base

What is Included in the Fall Protection Compliance Bundle?
In addition to the Fall Protection employee training DVD and the customizable Fall Protection Program and Fall Protection Plan, we also include more than 30 Fall Protection resources.  These include employee exams, certificates, signs, discussion topics, and checklist.  A complete list is to the right.

Can I Edit the Files and Reprint Copies?
Yes, you can and should edit the files so that they are specific to your company.  We recommend printing multiple copies and sharing them with your employees.

Do I Need a Fall Protection Program?
The Fall Protection Program (FPP) is one of the many items included in the compliance bundle. Fall protection must be used in the following situations:

  • When working above dangerous equipment, regardless of the height;
  • When working on forms or steel reinforcing over 6’ in height;
  • When working on scaffolding over 10’ in height;
  • When on walking / working surfaces over 4’ in height in general industry;
  • When on walking / working surfaces over 6’ in height in construction;
  • When using vertical ladders without cages over 24 feet; and
  • Whenever working in an articulating and/or telescoping boom lifts and bucket trucks.

If your company works in any of these situations, you must have a Fall Protection Program your employees MUST be trained on proper safety procedures.

What is a Fall Protection Program vs. Fall Protection Plan vs. Compliance Bundle?
Fall Protection Program’s are specific to the company as a whole whereas a Fall Protection Plan is specific to a jobsite.  Each are part of the new requirement.  The Compliance Bundle includes both items as well as a training DVD, checklist, certificates, and 30 other fall protection safety resources.

Why do I Deed a Fall Protection Plan?
The new OSHA law requires that all Residential and Commercial Contractors comply with the OSHA Fall Protection Standard.  Under the New Standard: When exposed to a fall of 6 ft. or greater you must have a Fall Protection Program that includes measures compatible with the type of work being performed.

Can I Train My Workers?
Training your workers involves making sure they can identify hazards, listing potential and existing hazards, reduce or eliminate hazards, implement corrective measures. Our Fall Protection Compliance Bundle includes an employee Fall Protection Training DVD that covers the OSHA changes and teaches your employees about Fall Protection.  A certificate of completion is also included.

Will This Help My Employees?
The Fall Protection Compliance Bundle provides training resources and documentation that will help your company create an awareness for safety.  It also demonstrates to OSHA your commitment to safety and compliance.

What are the OSHA Fall Protection Regulations for Construction?
They can be found under Safety and Health Regulations for Construction, Part 26, subpart M.

What are the Fall Protection Requirements?

• A copy of the Fall Protection Plan must be available on job site for inspection in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR 1926.502(k)(3).
• Work needing fall protection and a Fall Protection Plan shall be supervised by a “qualified” and/or “competent person” as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
• It is the employer’s responsibility to prevent any and all fall hazards on site. In the event of an incident involving a fall, the employer needs to investigate and make the necessary modifications to prevent the incident from re-occurring. Incident reports should be filled out in a timely manner, in order to identify a potential hazard and provide corrective action for future work.
• Outside Contractors working for you or with you at a height greater than 6′ above the lower level – including platforms, roofs, and other similar situations – are required to have their own company specific Fall Protection Plan before initiating work.

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The company is responsible for designating a competent persons and qualified persons. Competent person and qualified person are terms that federal OSHA created to designate individuals who have the training and expertise to evaluate hazardous conditions, inspect equipment, evaluate mechanical systems, or train others how to work safely.

What is a Competent and Qualified Person? OSHA offers the following definitions:
• The competent person. A competent person is one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them. [1926.32(f)] • The qualified person. A qualified person is one who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing or who, by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has successfully demonstrated his or her ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work, or the project. [1926.32(m)]

Do I Need Proof of Training?
Training is required for any employee that is or might be exposed to fall hazards.  The employer must assure that each and every employee involved in work, at elevated surfaces has had the necessary, required training, in accordance with 29 CFR 1926.503(a)(2).  If an employee has not been trained in a specific area of fall protection, such as safety monitoring, leading edge work, roof work etc., they shall not be permitted to perform that type of work activity. If, in the opinion of the “competent person”, supervisor, “qualified person” project manager or safety inspector an employee does not demonstrate proper knowledge or understanding of the Fall Protection Policies and Procedures, or is working in an unsafe manner, the supervisor / competent person responsible for that employee shall take the appropriate action by; Immediately removing that employee from the hazard, and providing the necessary refresher or initial training, before they are permitted to return to that specific task or hazard.

Is this an OSHA company/website or endorsed by OSHA?
OSHA does not endorse or promote any products on behalf of private companies.  Instead, it creates rules and private companies develop training materials to meet those requirements.  As such, our website and our company are not affiliated with OSHA or any other state or local governing agency.  It is always best to contact your state, county, or country safety office if you have questions about the requirement for your company.

Do I need to Retrain my Employees?
The OSHA regulation also requires employee retraining when:

  • The employer believes that an employee does not have the necessary understanding and skill of fall protection use.
  • There are changes in the workplace that make previous training obsolete;
  • There are changes in the types of fall protection systems or equipment being used;
  • An employee’s knowledge or use of fall protection systems or equipment indicates they have not retained the required level of understanding or skill.

What are the Fall Protection Requirements?
OSHA fall protection requirements states that fall protection must be used in the following situations:

  • When working above dangerous equipment, regardless of the height;
  • When working on forms or steel reinforcing over 6’ in height;
  • When working on scaffolding over 10’ in height;
  • When on walking / working surfaces over 4’ in height in general industry;
  • When on walking / working surfaces over 6’ in height in construction;
  • When using vertical ladders without cages over 24 feet; and
  • Whenever working in an articulating and/or telescoping boom lifts and bucket trucks.

If your company works in any of these situations, you must have a Fall Protection Program your employees MUST be trained on proper safety procedures.

What is a Fall Protection Plan?
A Fall Protection Plan is a safety plan that has been customized for your company to comply with OSHA requirements and to keep your employees safe.  A Fall Protection Plan is used when working at heights 6′ or more above the lower level to ensure that the employee is safe at all times.

What is a Fall Protection Program?
A Fall Protection Program is a safety program that has been customized for your company to comply with OSHA requirements and to keep your employees safe.  A Fall Protection Program is used when working at heights 6′ or more above the lower level to ensure that the employee is safe at all times.

What is a Sample Fall Protection Plan?
A Sample Fall Protection Plan is a safety plan that has been customized for your company to comply with OSHA requirements and to keep your employees safe.  A Fall Protection Plan is used when working at heights 6′ or more above the lower level to ensure that the employee is safe at all times.

What is a Fall Protection Plan Template?
A Fall Protection Plan Template is a safety plan that has been customized for your company to comply with OSHA requirements and to keep your employees safe.  A Fall Protection Plan Template is used when working at heights 6′ or more above the lower level to ensure that the employee is safe at all times.

What is a Fall Protection Rescue Plan?
A Fall Protection Rescue Plan is a safety plan that has been customized for your company to comply with OSHA requirements and to keep your employees safe.  A Fall Protection Rescue Plan is used when working at heights 6′ or more above the lower level to ensure that the employee is safe at all times.

What is a Fall Protection Safety Plan?
A Fall Protection Safety Plan is a safety plan that has been customized for your company to comply with OSHA requirements and to keep your employees safe.  A Fall Protection Safety Plan is used when working at heights 6′ or more above the lower level to ensure that the employee is safe at all times.

What is a Fall Protection Training?
Fall Protection Training is a safety plan that has been customized for your company to comply with OSHA requirements and to keep your employees safe.  Fall Protection Training is used when working at heights 6′ or more above the lower level to ensure that the employee is safe at all times.  Companies are required to train their employees.

What is a Fall Protection Written Program?
A Fall Protection Written Program is a safety program that has been customized for your company to comply with OSHA requirements and to keep your employees safe.  A Fall Protection Written Program is used when working at heights 6′ or more above the lower level to ensure that the employee is safe at all times.

What are the Fall Protection Requirements?
The OSHA fall protection requirements states that fall protection must be used in the following situations: When working above dangerous equipment, regardless of the height; When working on forms or steel reinforcing over 6’ in height; When working on scaffolding over 10’ in height; When on walking / working surfaces over 4’ in height in general industry; When on walking / working surfaces over 6’ in height in construction;When using vertical ladders without cages over 24 feet; and Whenever working in an articulating and/or telescoping boom lifts and bucket trucks. If your company works in any of these situations, you must have a Fall Protection Program your employees MUST be trained on proper safety procedures.

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Fall Protection Compliance Bundle includes 36 items…

  • Training DVD (30 min.) – NEW for 2015
  • Fall Protection Written Program
  • Spanish Training Video Download ††
  • Fall Protection Plan
  • Site Rescue Plan
  • Training PowerPoint w/Notes – NEW
  • Training OutlineNEW for 2015
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Weekly Safety Meetings Topics (12)
  • QuickStart Checklist
  • Training MaterialNEW
  • Participant Worksheet & QuizNEW
  • Answer KeyNEW
  • Certification Form
  • Training Documentation Form
  • Training Evaluation Form
  • Training Record Form
  • Employee Fall Accident Reporting Log
  • Fall Hazard Analysis Form
  • Harness Inspection Log
  • Lanyard Inspection log
  • OSHA Fall Protection Resources
  • Fall Protection Compatibility Guide
  • Fall Protection Requirements for Const.
  • Fall Protection Standard 1926 Subpart M
  • Wallet Cards
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NOTE: All resources are digital files that you can edit & print as many times as needed. †† The Spanish version of the training video will be provided as a free download to all customers when it arrives in Sept-Oct 2015.

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