Fall hazards are a serious problem and account for numerous serious injuries and fatalities each year. In fact, falls are the leading cause of work related deaths in the private sector.
In calendar-year 2015, 364 out of 937 total deaths in the construction industry resulted from falls. At QualSafe, our goal is to promote safety culture in all the safety training courses we provide. With our many years of experience, we understand that your employees’ safety and well-being while on the site is a top priority. Our qualified Fall Protection Trainers can help ensure that your team understands the OSHA fall protection standards, and are able to achieve personal compliance with those standards as well as general work-rules established by your company.
The main focus of the Fall Protection Safety Training programs at QualSafe is to teach your employees practices which increase their personal safety while on the job. Our Fall Protection training includes:
- Fall Protection
- Fall Protection Competent Person
- Specialized Equipment Training
- Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL)
- shock absorbing lanyard
- Winch training
The QualSafe team relies on our experience and expertise in the training field to provide high quality presentations and practical, hands-on training in each of our Fall Protection classes. The most important thing to remember is that no one plans to fall: it happens quickly and unexpectedly.
Many workers don’t believe it can happen to them, but the statistics speak for themselves. Falls continue to be the leading cause of deaths in the construction industry, and many of these fatal falls occur from heights that most people don’t consider to be a significant hazard.
Most ladder deaths involve falls of 10 feet or less.
Did you know the average person’s reaction time is half a second? Pretty quick, right? Not really. In the short time of less than a second, a person can fall about 4 feet. Gravity causes falling speed to increase with the length of the fall. A person who weighs around 200 pounds and falls 6 feet will hit the ground with almost 10,000 pounds of force. This force of impact can be dangerous and even life threatening.
To learn more about the importance of Fall Protection training or to register for a QualSafe training course, call our team today! We look forward to keeping your team safe.