Dynamic Discussions Weekly: Construction safety training and inspections

In this week’s episode of Dynamic Discussions, Greg and David give us some insight on how to properly document construction safety training and inspections. The first step in properly documenting construction safety training and inspections is to make sure you have a good understanding of the OSHA requirements.

OSHA clearly documents the requirements for training in 1926.503. The OSHA Survival Guide clearly documents everything you need to make compliant and well-documented construction safety training and inspection logs.

OSHA’s regulations on fall safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines a Qualified Person in standard 1926.32(m) as the following, “Qualified means one who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has successfully demonstrated his ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work, or the project.”

OSHA states in standard 1926.32(d) that an Authorized Person is, “A person approved or assigned by the employer to perform a specific type of duty or duties or to be at a specific location or locations at the jobsite.”

The Fall Protection Plan

In 2018 alone, falls accounted for more than 7,700 cases of OSHA violations for companies. This is an alarmingly large number of citations and hazards that could be avoided, but how?

It all starts with a plan! By developing a fall protection plan, you and your crew will be equipped with a plan of action to help prevent accidents in the workplace and avoid expensive fines.

free fall protection plan

Fall protection alone does not guarantee safety, procedures and training are essential to keeping your crew safe. We have designed a customizable fall protection plan that can be downloaded as a fillable PDF.

Before every job starts and workers take their positions, a fall protection plan should be carefully considered. With the help of our guide, you’ll have a plan that offers:

  1. Fall protection awareness information.
  2. An introduction to different types of fall protection
  3. Instructions on how to inspect safety equipment, maintenance, and storage for equipment.
  4. Training materials for your team.
  5. Safety training record sheets.
  6. Safety checklists
  7. Annual inspections guides.
  8. And many more life-saving educational materials and resources.

Simply download our Malta Dynamics fillable fall protection plan and use it with the jobsite hazard assessment, rescue plan, and equipment inspection forms.

Inspection Forms

Fall protection is worn to save your life, so proper inspections and maintenance should be something you WANT to do to ensure your safety on the job. Luckily, at Malta Dynamics, we offer tailored safety inspection forms for each component of your personal fall arrest system.

Each inspection form comes with a handy checklist to make pre-use inspections a seamless part of your everyday process. Here’s a link to our list of inspection forms that have been customized to suit each piece of your fall protection equipment.

With the help of our fillable fall protection plan, jobsite hazard assessment, rescue plan, and equipment inspection forms, you’ll be well on your way to protecting your employees from the dangers of working at heights. Be sure to check out all of the other valuable safety resources that we offer for free download here.

The OSHA Survival Guide 

The OSHA Survival Guide is packed FULL of tips and topics to help you improve your fall safety precautions and compliance. Inside this guide, you’ll find:

  1. All the written OSHA requirements for fall protection and training
  2. A glossary of common OSHA terms.
  3. Hazard assessments.
  4. Inspection forms.
  5. Fall clearance charts.
  6. And OSHA’s safety and health regulations. 

You will be given everything you need to make an OSHA-compliant fall protection plan for your next job.

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