Online Fall Protection Course - 24 Hour Advanced

Overview - Online Advanced 24-Hour Fall Protection Course - Only $595


This 24 hour course addresses  the OSHA requirements and criteria for fall protection in construction workplaces covered under 29 CFR part 1926 and, in certain circumstances, parts of the EM 385 fall protection standards followed on US Army Corp of Engineer job sites (see bottom of this page for a partial overview of the differences). This course is intended to be taken by job-site superintendents, foremen, Safety Coordinators / managers / directors, safety committee members, and designated Competent Persons.

How the 24-hour Online Advanced Fall Protection Training Course Works24 Hour Advanced Fall Protection Prevention Training Course

This online Advanced Fall Protection Training  course is designed so that each trainee will have their own course. Individual trainees can be registered by clicking any one of the "Buy Now" buttons appearing on this page. Companies and organizations wishing to have multiple people take this online course can use register the trainees themselves, or use our Group Registration Form and let us take care of that for them

Trainees will be able to begin their online fall protection training course as soon as they are registered for their online OSHA course, and will receive a confirmation email that allows them to log back in at a later time. To make sure there is someone at the computer during the course, the student must use their mouse to click on an arrow to advance through the course each time a section is completed. The course is narrated, so the student must use a computer equipped with speakers or plug in headphones or ear-buds so they can hear.

One of the major benefits of taking this online 24-hour advanced fall protection course is the trainee may log out of their online training course at any time during their training session, and can log back in later to resume training where they left off, even from a different computer or tablet. Students are allotted up to six months to complete their course, but they can certainly complete it much quicker since the course is available for them 24/7/365.

All online training courses may need to be supplemented by employers with any other mandatory training topics required to comply with specific OSHA regulations.

Online Advanced Fall Protection Training Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

- Have an understanding of the Federal OSHA fall protection requirements

- Know the OSHA height requirements for use of a safety harness and fall restraint system in general construction and for steel erection

- Understand restrictions for working near leading edges

- Be able to explain and demonstrate the proper uses of a body harness/ personal fall arrest system

- Know when and how safety nets should be used for fall protection

- Know when and how guardrail systems should be used

- Understand special fall protection requirements for working on scaffolding

- Identify the elements of a fall arrest system and explain their use and rol

- Understand the requirements for covers over holes and other openings

- Understand the importance of load testing in relation to safety nets, body harnesses, guardrails, toe-boards, and the various parts of a fall restraint system

Course Quizzes and Final Test

There is a short quiz at the end of each module, and each sectional quiz must be passed with a 70% to proceed forward to the next lesson. Multiple attempts to pass each quiz are allowed. There is also a final exam which must be completed with a 70% to receive your certificate of completion.

Proof of Course Completion

Upon successful completion of the online Advanced Fall Protection Training course, participants will be able to print their personalized certificate of completion to prove they took the course. 

To print your personalized temporary certificate at the end of your course, click the "Next" arrow when you complete the training course. Then close this window and return to your "My Courses" page. Then "REFRESH" your "My Courses" page to update the information. Then click the "Print Certificate" link below the course title to view and print out your personalized completion certificate. 

Customer / Student Support

Questions about Sales and the course in general can be handled by calling OSHA Training Services Inc, at 1-877-771-6742, or by submitting the Training Request form (Click Here).

Technical support for this 24 hour fall protection safety course is available to students from the 360training customer service department. They can be reached by email ( or they can be contacted for help by phone (1-877-881-2235). The 360training support department's hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 AM to 10 PM (Central), and Saturday 8 AM to 8 PM (Central). Closed on Sunday.

Course Fee

The online Advanced Fall Protection Course costs just $595. 

Group Discount Rates and Free Registration Services

Have multiple people to register for one of our online training courses? CLICK HERE to be directed to our group registration form. We offer group discount rates, and will register your people for you (a great time saver). We can also set you up with a free Learning Management System (LMS) so you can run reports to track  employee progress.

How to Register for the Online Advanced Fall Protection Training Course

Click the "Buy Now" button below to register for your online Advanced Fall Protection Training course.

Use our Group Registration Form if you have multiple students to register. We will register your trainees at no extra charge, and offer you discounted rates if you have 5 or more trainees to register. osha_buynow.gif


You may call 1-877-771-6742 to speak with our representative if you have questions or need help registering for this advanced 24-hour online Fall Protection Course


OSHA 1926 Construction Fall Protection Requirements vs EM-385-1-1 Fall Protection Requirements.

Questions commonly arise about what differences, if any, there are between OSHA 1926 Construction Fall Protection Requirements, which apply to most contractors working on worksites regulated by OSHA, and the EM-385-1-1 Fall Protection Requirements, which apply to workers on jobsites regulated by the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE). Most of the two organizations' fall protection-related standards are the same or substantially similar. However, there are a few important differences that are often overlooked. Here is a non-exhaustive overview of the major differences:

Federal OSHA 1926 fall protection standards generally requires construction workers to be provided with some form of fall protection (e.g.: guardrails, safety nets, personal fall arrest system . . .) when exposed to falls of six (6) or more feet. OSHA standards also has exceptions for construction workers who are on a scaffold (10 foot threshold for fall protection), and ironworkers involved in erecting steel (15 threshold for most activities, 30 foot for connectors in certain instances).  However, the EM-385 rule that apply to US Army Corp of Engineer jobsites applies the six foot fall protection rule to most all workers on their worksites, and specifically state they still requires fall protection be provided for workers using scaffold as well as iron-working at the six foot threshold.

Another commonly overlooked difference is that OSHA construction standards only address use of a body belt to be used by workers in extensible boom lifts, and they do not address or require the same for workers in scissor lifts. But the EM-385 rules do require employees in scissor lifts also wear a body belt or harness equipped with a lanyard short enough to prevent them from leaving the platform.

One more primary difference is that the OSHA fall protection standards do require employers provide for timely rescue of employees who have fallen and are suspended in a full body harness, where as the EM-385 rule followed on US Army Corp of Engineer jobsites also requires the employer to develop and have on site a written fall protection plan which includes written procedures to be used for fallen worker rescue. Refer to Federal OSHA 1926 construction standards and the EM-385-1-1- standards for full details about their respective requirements.


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