Fall Protection/Working at Heights Awareness

Course Outline

Our fall protection training courses are designed with the objective of creating safer work environments. Classes include technical knowledge along with hands-on practical exercises where students practice what they have learned. This ensures they leave with the skills they will need to do their job safely. Classes have a 12 to 1 student to instructor ratio. This allows for increased practical hands-on training time which results in a better trained, safer worker on the job. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate for fall protection awareness,

Course Outline Prerequisite: Must be physically Fit Course duration: 1 day (8 hours)


  • Relevant legislation, regulations, CSA standards and industry best practices
  • Fall protection procedures and plans
  • Four key elements of fall protection
  • Fall restraint versus fall arrest
  • Fall protection system design and selection considerations
  • Vertical, horizontal, combination • Clearance requirements • Impact and static forces
  • Energy absorbing devices
  • Personal, system
  • Anchorage requirements
  • Vertical, horizontal, swing falls
  • Connecting means
  • Lanyards, self-retracting devices, carabiners, personal energy absorbers
  • Body holding devices
  • Full body harness types, uses, etc. PRACTICAL EXERCISES
  • Completion of a fall protection plan
  • Full body harnesses – untangling, donning, adjusting, inspection
  • Fall protection practical use
  • Vertical systems, horizontal systems, combination systems
  • Ladder climbing techniques
  • Fall protection equipment inspections and logging of inspection requirements
  • Fall protection equipment care and storage TRAINEE QUALIFICATION
  • Evaluation and determination of the trainee’s knowledge retention by means of both a written test for the theory portion of the course and a proficiency checklist for the practical portion

Duration: 8 hours

Certification is good for 3 years.