Safety Focus – Fall Hazards
Understand the potential on-site hazards
Comprehend employer’s responsibilities
Safeguarding against workplace hazards
Why This Course Is Essential
Awareness is the key to prevention!
Welcome to “Safety Focus – Fall Hazards” in the construction industry. This course marks the beginning of our enlightening series, “Construction Safety Focus Hazards”. The series is dedicated to empowering construction workers with essential knowledge to ensure their safety on the job. Developed in support of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Outreach Program, this series is designed to help construction workers.
It’s no secret that the construction industry is one of the most hazardous sectors in the U.S., accounting for a significant proportion of OSHA’s total inspections. The urgency of this safety issue is underscored by the latest statistics. The recorded fatalities among construction workers, accounted for 21% of all worker deaths in the U.S. This equates to a death rate of 9.4 per 100,000 workers in the construction industry.
Among these tragic incidents, 65.5% were attributed to the “Safety Focus” hazards, which include falls, struck-by incidents, electrocutions, and caught-in or -between incidents. Specifically, falls accounted for 35% of all construction deaths, marking them as a significant threat to safety.
Given the current OSHA and industry information regarding construction worksite illnesses, injuries, and fatalities, it is critical for workers to recognize and understand the hazards they face. The Safety Focus Hazards series has been designed with this goal in mind. Upon completing this series, students will be able to identify common Safety Focus hazards, describe the types of these hazards, protect themselves, and recognize their employer’s obligations to ensure a safe workplace.
The construction industry is not just dangerous; it’s also costly when safety is compromised. The annual cost of construction-related deaths was estimated to be $5 billion in terms of lost production, lost family income, and pain and suffering. Furthermore, direct costs from the top five injury causes in construction amounted to $7.87 billion in workers’ compensation.
As we navigate through this course and the rest of the series, keep these statistics in mind. They underscore the importance of understanding and mitigating hazards in the construction industry.
Let’s work together to bring these numbers down, improving safety and wellbeing for all construction workers.
In less than three hours, this course helps provide a basis for developing a culture of fall protection safety and working at height control among the workforce whilst performing their duties.
Who the course is for
This course is for participant whom need to learn the skills and responsibilities to work in the construction and demolition environments.
Why it works
- Minimal disruption to the working day – the course takes only half a day
- Designed for anyone, in the construction sector, worldwide
- Provides the knowledge and tools required to identify roles and responsibilities in the construction environment.
- High-impact programme
- Efficient and effective learning – working at height and fall protections topics are covered in a single, self-contained course.
The business benefits
Any person working on a construction site who require a higher level safety awareness will help your organisation and business meet the legal requirements:
- Minimise falls to zero.
- Improve your safety culture
- Develop staff roles in fall protection critical point controls.
- Achieve an internationally recognised and respected certification for staff
- Enhance your reputation within the construction industry.
By taking this course, you’ll be able to:
- Understand your own responsibilities for working at height safety
- Identify and report on unsafe conditions
- Assess workplace safety levels
- Comply with the OSHA and international standards
The average time needed to complete the course is 3 hours and the minimum pass mark for the exam is 70%.
Who benefits From This Course
Everyone! fall protection safety is a serious risk to our lives, homes and businesses.
The world is changing quickly and businesses need employees with training, knowledge and skills in order to be competitive.
People who continually develop their professional skills or pursue higher education and training, are placing themselves at the forefront for career advancement opportunities in their future.
By giving yourself or your employees, the knowledge to perform your role safely at work, you will stay safe at work and go home safe, which makes the rest and play time in life, far more rewarding, whatever it is you love to do.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, EMPOWER YOURSELF TODAY!