This 1-day training course focuses on the necessary underpinning knowledge within work at height fall protection and fall rescue equipment and the need to fully understand and identify the potential hazards associated with the task. Delegates will be instructed on personal fall protection equipment, fall arrest systems, and the means of emergency evacuation essential under wind turbine safe access.


  • Establish the importance of a culture of prevention.
  • Establish awareness and adherence to statutory requirements, industry standards, and company policies.
  • Identify fall risks of the work environment and conduct pre-climb protocol.
  • Understand and demonstrate the first principles of fall protection equipment, including care and maintenance.
  • Understand and demonstrate the first principles of fall rescue equipment.
  • Demonstrate safe access requirements while adhering to supervisory requirements.
  • Demonstrate awareness in emergency evacuation under supervision.


There are no prerequisites for this course.


Duration of Training 8 hours
Duration of Refresher 8 hours
Student-to-Instructor Ratio 6:1
Training Compliance OSHA 1926 + 1910 Subpart M


  • Registration, introduction, appeals process, underpinning knowledge
  • OSHA and training
  • Understanding safety
  • Identifying hazards and implementing control measures under safe access and rescue
  • Approach to fall protection
  • Fall rescue equipment
  • Rescue requirements
  • Suspension trauma


  • Authorized inspections of PFPE
  • Emergency rescue equipment
  • First principles of PFPE
  • Post-fall suspension mitigation techniques
  • Conduct a pre-climb checklist
  • First principles safe climb systems and ladders
  • Safe access – ascent from the ground to the hub, including transitions
  • Safe access – yaw deck to nacelle transition
  • Safe access – nacelle interior to exterior transition
  • Safe access – descent from nacelle exterior to yaw deck, including transitions
  • Safe access – descent from yaw deck to the ground, including transitions
  • Drop zone hazard mitigation
  • Awareness of emergency evacuation protocol (supervised)


Student Training Manual
Certificate of Completion, Wallet 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, whereby 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.

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.