OSHA 3115 – Fall Protection

Course Description

This course covers the OSHA Fall Protection Standards and an overview of fall protection methods. Topics covered include the principles of fall protection, the components of fall arrest systems, the limitations of fall arrest equipment, and OSHA policies regarding fall protection. Students will participate in workshops demonstrating the inspection and use of fall protection equipment, residential construction fall protection, training requirements, and developing a fall protection program. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify various types of fall protection equipment and arrest systems, their components and limitations
  • Recognize fall hazards and identify abatement methods
  • Proper use of fall protection equipment and fall arrest systems
  • Assess compliance with the OSHA Fall Protection standards
  • Evaluate installed passive systems/fall arrest systems
  • Develop and implement written plans

Topics Covered:

  • Fall accidents and fatalities
  • Fall hazard analysis
  • Consensus standards and summaries
  • Sample fall protection plans
  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M
  • Litigation decisions and case studies

NOTE: Appropriate clothing (long pants/closed-toed shoes) must be worn to participate in hands-on exercises. Additional personal protective equipment may be required and will be specified on day-one of class. We recommend that students bring their assigned fall protection (harness/lanyards) to class.



Continuing Education Units

  • CEUs – 2.25


  1. Payment by credit card, check or purchase order or call 1-866-936-6742.
  2. This class can be taught at your facility. Call 1-866-936-6742.

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Upcoming Course Dates

Fall Protection – OSHA 3115
OSHA Training Institute Education Center (Pleasanton, CA)
Fall Protection – OSHA 3115
OSHA Training Institute Education Center (Pleasanton, CA)