APFP2001 – Authorized Person Fall Protection/Fall Rescue – 16 hour

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Fall protection is one of the most complex categories within Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
This course delivers the foundation training for persons who work at height within the construction and maintenance industry upon large structures (bridges, towers, scaffolds) and who need to gain a command of the issues surrounding access to those structures using personal fall protection and fall rescue equipment. During the course students are taught the dangers of working at height and are provided with the essential underpinning knowledge through the adoption of ‘preventative safety culture’ to recognize and control hazards while effecting safe access and basic rescue protocol.

ENSA Training within fall protection and rescue under general industry and construction covers Type 1, 2 and 3 of the four types of rescue defined by the Work at Height Safety Association (WAHSA);

1. Lowering a remote casualty
2. Raising a remote casualty
3. Self-evacuation by descent
4. Rescuing another in descent


Duration of Training 16 hours
Student / Instructor Ratio 6:1
Training Compliance OSHA 1926 Subpart M
  ANSI Z359 Standards

Learning Objectives;

  • Establish the importance within the culture of prevention
  • Establish awareness and adherence to statutory requirements and company policies
  • Identify fall risks of the work environment and conduct pre-climb protocol
  • Demonstrate the first principles of fall protection equipment including care and maintenance.
  • Demonstrate the first principles of fall rescue equipment
  • Effect a successful self-evacuation
  • Effect a successful ladder rescue
  • Effect a successful raising to safety of a remote casualty

Course Duration Breakdown;

  • Standards & Regulations
  • Approach to Fall Protection
  • Anchorages, Anchor connectors, Snap hooks & D-rings, Carabiners, Full body harness, Energy absorbing lanyards, Work positioning lanyards, Self-retracting lifelines, Vertical lifeline and rope grabs, Ladder climbing systems, Horizontal lifelines, Knots, Climbing techniques, Pre-climb check lists
  • Hazards and controls; working at height and over water, safety nets, & special safety precautions
  • Fall Rescue Requirements
  • Medical Preparedness


  • Authorized Inspection PFPE
  • Emergency Rescue Equipment
  • 1st Principles of PFPE
  • Post Fall Suspension Mitigation Techniques
  • Conduct a Pre-climb Checklist
  • 1st Principles Safe Climb System and Ladders
  • Ladder Rescue
  • Self-Evacuation by Descent (self / partner)
  • Lowering a remote casualty (tower inside / tower outside

The training environment may require the use of specialized access methods such as those employed within suspension and rope access practices. These practices may be utilized as effective safety tools within the delivery of this program.

They are not to be considered trained upon within this program.

Resource Materials;
Fall Protection/Fall Rescue Training Manual
Certificate, I.D. Card and Helmet Certification Sticker

All ENSA North America practical training exercises are implemented under a “Skills Based Evolution Process” which the student experiences as a layering approach, where by a basic foundation is established and through reaffirmation and confirmation additional practical skills are applied to effectively demonstrate and apply through hands on experiences the complexities of work and rescue at height achieving success through confidence by all who participate.

Reaffirmation through testing is applied with the addition of correction to 100%. This unique philosophy in learning ensures all incorrectly answered test questions are tabled under whole group discussion to ensure maximum retention and understanding by all students.

All training programs are structured upon a pass or fail determination criteria and are in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 – 2009 Criteria for accepted practices in safety, health, and environmental training and harmonized to Z10 American National Standard — Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

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