SUS1001 Suspended Platform Safe Access & Rescue Rigging (Towers & Turbines)

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Designed around the unique requirements of wind turbine towers and other specialized structures utilizing temporary suspended platforms, safety backup and fall rescue systems in work at height applications.

Suspended Platform Safe Access & Rescue Rigging establishes a strong depth of knowledge necessary to identify and control the hazards specific to rigging for safety and rescue (set up, use and breakdown) of releasable anchor rescue systems for use with suspended platforms operating under unique environmental changes.

Demonstrating the need for variations in rescue and safe access candidates will develop skills in conducting anchor system management, self-rescue (suspended), assisted rescue (platform) and suspended rescue (releasable anchor).


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 the need for a written rescue plan,
  • 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
  • Demonstrate written rescue protocol.
  • Effect a successful self-rescue
  • Effect a successful assisted rescue
  • Effect a successful lowering a remote casualty (releasable anchor system)

All training in conducted in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 Accepted Practices and Criteria for Health, Safety and Environmental Training

Course Duration Breakdown;

Day One – Classroom

  • Registration, Introduction, Appeals process, Under pinning knowledge
  • Understanding Safety
  • 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
  • Identifying Hazards and Implementing Control Measures under safe access and rescue
  • Rescue Requirements
  • Suspension Trauma

Day Two Practical

  • Approach to Anchor Management
  • Fall Rescue Equipment
  • Conduct a Pre-climb Checklist
  • Self-rescue (suspended),
  • Assisted rescue (platform)
  • Suspended rescue (releasable anchor).

Note: Students must be medically and physically fit with a desire to work at heights.
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;
Tractel/ENSA Training Manual
Tractel/ENSA 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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