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WFTR 169 - Industrial Worker Fall Protection

This course was designed to educate students on how to recognize and work safely at heights. Working with heights presents workers with many health and safety variables and safe work procedures need to follow strict guidelines and regulations. This course consists of both classroom and practical hands-on segments. The practical exercises will allow students a chance to work with fall protection equipment in a controlled and organized manner. Students will have the opportunity to correctly use and understand the restrictions on the different types of fall protection equipment. Under the direct supervision of our certified instructor, students will gain an understanding and respect for working with heights.


Hours: 8 (Lecture Hours: 6; Field Experience Hours: 2)


Total Weeks: 1





Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
Topics include:
- Course Objectives
- General Requirements
- Importance of Fall Protection
- Historical Data Classifications
- Fall Protection Systems
- Anchors
- Connecting Devices
- Fall Protection Full Body Harness
- Specialized Equipment/Systems
- Equipment Inspection and Maintenance

- Ropes, Cables, and Knots


Learning Outcomes:

The goal of this course is to provide sound advice and flexible solutions to workers, supervisors, and management in helping to plan for working safely at heights.


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade: 70% on the written exam and pass/fail, discretion of the Instructor, on the practical exercises


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


All students are required to supply their own personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes:
-Hard Hat
-Steel Toe Boots

-Safety Glasses


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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