AWP Fall Protection Combo Training
Commissioned by the maintenance manager of a huge retail shopping mall, this training program was developed. As a result, parts of my original course Personal Fall Protection Training were used and this new training program was born. However, not required were some aspects from the first course. Most importantly are the sections that instruct workers about Fall Protection Harnesses, Lanyards, and Anchor Points.
Subsequently, the second part has been structured around the AWP manlift. A structured manual was designed around the Genie Self Propelled Z45/25 Articulating Boom Lift as per our client’s request. Every client can request a manual be created for their own specific Aerial Work Platform. In addition, with the 70-page Student Manual, trainees will find this course easy to comprehend as we go through a 77 frame PowerPoint presentation. Above all else, each person will need to pass a 30-question multiple choice test with an 80% or greater mark. Certainly, they will also need to prove proficiency as well. In addition to that they will show procedures for inspecting their machine and fall protection gear.
Training Program Structure
Part I Personal Fall Protection
Bring your own Harness
Workers Three Basic Rights in Canada
Legal Requirements to Wear Fall Protection
Site Specific Fall Protection Plan
Hierarchy of Fall Protection
Generic Fall Protection System
Active vs. Passive
Fall Arrest vs. Fall Restraint
Lanyards & Anchors
Cleaning and Storage
Calculating Fall Distance
Fallen Worker Rescue
Part II AWP Manlift
Manual based on the Z45/25 Genie
The purpose, use & location of manuals
An extraction of Safety Rules from the Operators Manual
A pre-start inspection of the AWP
Workplace inspection prior to operating the AWP
Factors affecting stability
The purpose of placards & decals
Safety rules & regulations
Authorization to operate the AWP.
Identification of hazards associated with operation of the AWP
Operating warnings and instructions
Demonstration of proficiency in the operation of the AWP
Consequently, this initial student manual was constructed with our first client’s equipment in mind. However, we do recognize they’re are a number of other manufactures of AWP lifts. Likewise, the needs you have will be different. As a result, and on request at no extra charge, a student manual for your application will be created. Because different manufactures like Genie, JLG being the most used, the types are very different. To sum up, Spiders, Scissors, Telescoping and Articulating all operate differently. In short, tell us what your use and a course will be built for you.