Fall Protection

3.5 hours
Course Cost: 
Course mode: 
Instructor-led classroom

Intended audience

This course is required for University personnel who are assigned duties that require working at heights greater than four (4) feet where the edges of the work area may be unprotected. Training is required initially, and personnel are required to retake this course when there are changes in the workplace, changes in the types of fall protection used, or the employee has not retained the necessary understanding, skill, or motivation to use fall protection.


This course teaches how to identify possible fall hazards and falling object hazards, when fall protection methods and plans are needed, and the safety measures, tools, procedures, and equipment to reduce or eliminate fall hazards.

Regulations and resources

WAC 296-880

UW Fall Protection Program

Accommodations and language services

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them.

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at dso@uw.edu.
  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at ehstrain@uw.edu and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services.
  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at ehstrain@uw.edu


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201