Fall Protection Training & Fall Protection Certification



What are my options for fall protection training?

We offer three different training options: kits, online and onsite. Learn more about each below. EN = English Language | SP = Spanish Language


Ultimately, what do I get when I purchase Hard Hat Training’s Fall Protection Training?

The rules regarding fall protection training can seem daunting. Let us help you get the fall protection certification that meets compliance standards. With our fall protection training, you can get yourself, or your crew trained and certified today in just two hours with fall protection certification card and certificate printed and in hand. We make fall protection safety training fast and easy!


What’s in the Fall Protection Course?

Our Fall Protection Course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. The fall protection course contains sections on equipment, inspections, operations, common hazards, rescue operations, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for fall protection:


  • 1926 Subpart M – Fall Protection
  • 501 – Duty to Have Fall Protection
  • 502 – Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices
  • 503 – Training Requirements
  • 1910 Subpart D – Walking-Working Surfaces
  • 29 – Fall Protection Systems and Falling Object Protection-Criteria and Practices
  • 28 – Safety Requirements for Scaffolding
  • 1910 Subpart F – Powered Platforms, Manlifts, and Vehicle-
  • 1910 App C – Personal Fall Arrest System
  • 67 – Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms
  • 1910 Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment
  • 140 – Personal Fall Protection Systems
  • 29 CFR 1917 – Marine Terminals
  • 1917 Subpart F – Terminal Facilities
  • 112 – Guarding of Edges
  • 117 – Manlifts
  • 118 – Fixed Ladders
  • 29 CFR 1915 – Shipyards
  • 1915 Subpart E – Scaffolds, Ladders and Other Working Surfaces
  • 71 – Scaffolds or Staging
  • 72 – Ladders
  • 73 – Guarding of Deck Openings and Edges
  • 1915 Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment
  • 159 – Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS)
  • 29 CFR 1918 – Longshoring
  • 1918 Subpart D – Working Surfaces
  • 32 – Stowed Cargo and Temporary Landing Surfaces


  • CAN/CSA Z259-1-05 (R2015) – Body Belts and Saddles for Work Positioning and Travel Restraint
  • 2.3:16 – Descent devices
  • 10-12 (R2016) – Full body harnesses
  • 12-16 – Connecting components for personal fall-arrest systems (PFAS)
  • 13-16 – Manufactured horizontal lifeline systems
  • 14-12 (R2016) – Fall restrict equipment for wood pole climbing
  • 2.2-17 – Self-retracting devices
  • 2.5-17 – Fall arresters and vertical lifelines
  • 16-15 – Design of active fall-protection systems
  • 2.4-15 – Fall arresters and vertical rigid rails
  • 17-16 – Selection and use of active fall-protection equipment and systems
  • 15-17 – Anchorage connectors
  • Alberta – Part 9 (Scaffolding, Work Platforms and Temporary Supporting Structures)
  • British Columbia – Part 11 (Fall Protection)
  • Manitoba – Part 14 (Fall Protection)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador – Part X (Fall Protection)
  • Northwest Territories – Section 118-122 (Fall Protection)
  • Nunavut – Section 118-122 (Fall Protection)
  • Ontario – Sections 52 & 85 (Fall Protection)
  • Quebec – Divisions I,II,III,XXIII (Fall Protection)
  • Saskatchewan – Part IX (Safeguards, Storage, Warning Signs and Signals)
  • Yukon – Sections 1.37-1.43 (Protective Equipment and Clothing- Fall Arrest)
  • Federal Code –Parts I,II,III,X (Safety Materials, Equipment, Devices and Clothing)


Why do I need fall protection training?

In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.


Did You Know?

  • 39.2% of deaths within the construction industry in 2017 were caused by falls. (Source: OSHA)

  • In 2016, there were 370 preventable fatalities from falls that occurred in the construction industry. (Source: OSHA)

  • In the United States, over $15 billion is spent on disability claims that occur because of falls. (Source: EHS Today)


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