As the leading cause of injury, falls are a significant public health issue across age groups and settings in Alberta. In 2017, 154,004 Albertans visited emergency and urgent care and 17,489 Albertans were hospitalized due to a fall. Falls can happen at home, at school, in recreation and leisure, in sports, in the community, at work and even on vacation.
The good news is we have the ability to prevent most falls at any age.
We offer Energy Safety Canada’s Fall Protection Program.
Length of Course: 8 hours
- We offer the Fall Protection course through Energy Safety Canada
- ESC Accredited and ACSA Recognized
- Valid 3 years
- Complies with Industry and Workplace Health and Safety Standards
- Fall Protection Basics
- Hierarchy of Controls
- Travel Restraint and Fall Arrest
- Anchor Points
- Connectors (Lanyards, Snap Hooks and Carabiners)
- Body Holding Devices (Harness Types)
- Specialty Solutions/Situations (Work Positioning, Ladders, Aerial Lifts and Scaffolds)
- Equipment Care (Inspection, Maintenance and Storage)
- Rescue (Concepts, Planning, Suspension Trauma)
- Hazard Assessment and Control
- Theory Test (Closed Book Competency)
Your course will include a combination of theory and practical components to give you a real hands on approach with many types of equipment that are used for fall protection. Some of the equipment you will work with include temporary anchors, various connectors like lanyards, snap hooks and carabiners. Donning a full body harness is not mandatory and you will learn how to make compatible connections with the equipment.
Participants are not required to perform a “Control Weight Transfer” in a full body harness.
Please note that government issued photo identification is required for this course and will be verified by the instructor. Failure to bring the above I.D. will result in a student not receiving certification.