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.


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

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 60 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.