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Safe Use of Ladders and Proper Climbing Practices; Fall Protection on Aerial Lifts; Proper Use of Staging

  • Training

  • 90 Minutes
  • Compliance Online
  • ID: 5974318
This webinar will review the best practices associated with use of ladders of all types, including the selection, inspection, storage and transport of ladders, along with safe practice when erecting, climbing, working from and descending a ladder. It will also discuss the process and practices related with aerial lifts and working from buckets on an extended boom.

Why Should You Attend:

Construction, maintenance, industrial, commercial and residential housing will all generally include a requirement at some point to reach an elevated location. In order to safely access the work area, we will often rely on ladders, staging, or powered lifts. Each has its own set of safety requirements and practices.

Falling while working at heights remains one of the leading cause of construction fatalities. Rarely does one result in no injury at all. Usually, if one is lucky, there are at least multiple broken bones and blunt force trauma injuries. In other words, not a pretty picture. Anything over 6 feet in the construction business will automatically trigger the need for some type of fall protection.

This webinar will examine the most common mistakes made by tradespersons leading to their death or injury from a fall. And the sad truth is, it does not take much to cause this accident to occur.

OSHA has a large section on fall prevention, segmented into categories of exposure.

This webinar will explore the major elements and learn best practices along the way. Multiple sources of information will be referenced to provide a data-base for building your own custom fall protection program. Ladders and climbing hardware will be discussed, along with aerial telescoping lifts and bucket trucks. Use of safety harnesses, lanyards, anchorage points, inspections and hardware will be referenced generally.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • OSHA safety requirements for using ladders and aerial lifts; scissor lifts; staging and scaffolding and climbing in general
  • Industry requirements - The IPAF sets out a long list of safety practices as does ANSI and a couple of others
  • Most common accidents associated with each type of climbing device
  • Sources of assistance; resources, training aids and techniques for teaching and re-training employees
  • Preventive measures to avoid getting killed in a fall - OSHA calls them the Focus Four
  • Ladder classes and weight ratings; hybrid and improvised climbing devices
  • Self-rescue and assisted rescue practices for someone who is hanging there in a harness, conscious or unconscious
  • Basic first aid for someone who has fallen; notification of next of kin

Who Will Benefit:

  • Construction - all trades and all levels of Supervisors and Project Management
  • Industrial - Plant Managers; Maintenance Superintendents; Plant Engineers
  • Insurance Loss Control Managers, Supervisors, Agents and Brokers
  • Personal Injury Attorneys
  • OSHA Inspectors and Managers
  • Property Maintenance Managers
  • Disaster Response and Recovery Personnel
  • Fire and Life Safety, EMS and Rescue; Volunteer Fire Fighters and Rescue
  • Retail Store Managers, Stock Clerks
  • Warehouse and Distribution Center Supervisors
  • Transportation and Moving Staff
  • Linemen, Electricians, Cable Installers, Communications Technicians

Course Provider

  • John J Meola
  • John J Meola,