Fall Protection

This course is designed for those who are expected to work at heights. Before being exposed to the risk of a fall, workers must be educated and trained in how to protect themselves. While fitting their own harness, establishing an anchor point or inspecting damaged equipment, participants receive practical experience during training.


  • Who Regulates Fall Protection?
  • When is Fall Protection Required?
  • The REAL Reason You Need Fall Protection, Lessons Learned by Industry
  • Responsibilities
  • Fall Protection Controls
  • Fall Protection Plans
  • Anchors
  • Fall Protection Equipment
  • Fall Forces and Distances
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Ladders and Fall Protection
  • Rescue
Duration: 8 Hours
Method of Instruction: Classroom/Written and Practical Exercises
Max Class Size: 12 Students
EOCP CEU's: 0.6

Call 250-751-4295 for further detail or questions.

NOTE: All courses can be tailored to include company specific information

Course Outline / Syllabus
  1. Who Regulates Fall Protection?
    • WSBC Regulatory Requirements
  2. When is Fall Protection Required?
    • Working at heights greater than 10 ft.
    • What is an unusual risk of injury?
  3. The REAL Reason You Need Fall Protection, Lessons Learned by Industry
    • Review of Fall Injuries and Fatalities
  4. Responsibilities of the Team
    • Employer
    • Supervisor
    • Worker
  5. Fall Protection Controls
    • Hierarchy of Controls
    • The Difference Between Fall Arrest and Fall Restraint
    • Using a Control Zone and Safety Monitor
  6. Fall Protection Plans
    • When is a Plan Required?
    • What Must be Included in a Plan?
    • Who Can Develop a Plan?
  7. Fall Protection Anchors
    • Permanent Anchors
    • Temporary Anchors
    • Formal Inspection requirements
  8. Fall Protection Equipment
    • Harness
    • Lanyards
    • Other Equipment
    • Equipment Compatibility
  9. Fall Forces and Distances
    • What is Maximum Arresting Force (MAF)?
    • Fall Limits and Calculating Fall Distances
    • Energy/Shock Absorbers
    • Anchor Placement
  10. Fall Protection Equipment Inspection
    • When Must Equipment be Inspected?
    • How to Inspect Your Equipment
    • Care and Cleaning
  11. Ladders
    • Ladders and Fall Protection
    • Basic Ladder Set-Up
  12. Rescue
    • What is Required?
    • Suspension Trauma
    • Rescue Solutions and Plans

An exam will be administered at the end of the class.