Fall Protection Awareness Online

The online Fall Protection Awareness course provides employers and employees with a basic understanding of workplace fall hazards and the control measures that can eliminate or mitigate those hazards.


  • : 1 Hour 30 Minute
  • : 80 / 0
  • : English
  • : Yes
  • : Yes
  • Working at Heights

Course overview

This online Fall Protection Awareness course is designed to provide you with the knowledge to help minimize fall hazards and protect yourself and others from serious injury.

Upon successful completion, you should be knowledgeable in:

  • Importance of fall protection
  • Fall protection systems and components
  • Fall protection calculations
  • Fall protection planning and procedures

Alberta legislation was used extensively in the development of this course as Alberta has some of the most rigorous legislative standards in Canada. CSA, ANSI, CEN, and industry standards were also used. This course focuses on building awareness for workers in the field.



Module 1: Importance of Fall Protection Statistics Employer and worker responsibilities

Module 2: Fall Protection System Components

  • Full body harnesses
    • Pre-use inspections
    • Donning and doffing a harness
  • Engineered and non-engineered anchors
    • Pre-use inspections
  • Connecting components
    • Carabiners and snap hooks
    • Pre-use inspections
  • Life safety ropes
    • Pre-use inspections
    • Hazards and cautions
  • Fall arresters
    • Types
    • Pre-use inspections
    • Hazards and cautions
  • Horizontal lifelines
    • Hazards and cautions
  • Energy absorbers
    • Types
    • Hazards and cautions
  • Lanyards
    • Classes
    • Pre-use inspections
    • Hazards and cautions
  • Self-retracting devices
    • Types
    • Pre-use inspections
    • Hazards and cautions

Module 3: Fall Protection Systems

  • Personal and collective fall arrest systems
    • Hazards and cautions
    • Personnel safety net pre-use inspections
  • Personal travel restraint systems
    • Hazards and cautions
    • Control zones
      • Pre-use inspections
      • Hazards and cautions

Module 4: Fall Protection Calculations

  • Arresting force
  • Calculations
    • Free fall distance
    • Clearance required
      • Clearance required from a platform
      • Clearance required from an anchor
      • Clearance required from a D-ring

Module 5: Fall Protection Planning and Procedures

  • Fall protection plans
    • Hazard control
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Rescue and escape planning
    • Emergency preparedness and response
    • Self-rescue hazards and cautions