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Fall Protection for Tools Dropped Object Competent Person

Course Description

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Objects dropped from height can result in severe personal injuries, equipment damage and tool loss, yet these hazards are often overlooked in planning for workplace safety. In this hands-on interactive course, participants will learn how to implement drop prevention solutions by applying the ABC’s of Fall Protection for People to Fall Protection for Tools.​

  • Topics Discussed
    • ​Common dropped object hazards
    • Hierarchy of drop prevention
    • ABC’s of fall protection for people versus for tools
    • Passive systems (canopies, guardrails with toe boards and mesh, screens, covers)​
    • Tool restraint and tool arrest systems (e.g. 3M™ DBI-SALA® Fall Protection for Tools product line)​​
  • Duration:
    0.5 days (up to 4 hours)

    Recommended Attendance:
    This course is for supervisors of authorized users who implement and monitor a managed fall protection program. Attendees will develop the necessary skills and knowledge base to be deemed a Dropped Objects Competent Person.​

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