Each student attending training must fully understand the risks involved with working at heights. Vertex Safety Resources provides the knowledge and skills required to work safely, however, it is up to each individual performing tasks at height to take responsibility for their own actions and practice 100% fall protection and remain within their own limitations and abilities. 


  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Employed

The Fall Protection course is for those workers and those who manager workers that may be exposed to fall hazards.  This course is a classroom training on various fall protection systems, climbing techniques and the importance of rescue planning and emergency action plans.

Regulations & Standards:

This course meets OSHA’s Fall Protection regulations and ANSI/ASSE Z359 & Z490.1.

Class Size: limit may vary based on size of training location (contact us for details)

Time: One day 8 hours classroom instruction

Course Topics:

  • Training Provider and Employer Responsibilities
  • Regulations and Standards
  • Fall Protection Hierarchy
  • Primary and Secondary Connections
  • Anchorages and Anchorage Connectors
  • Full Body Harness
  • Energy Absorbing Lanyards
  • Work Positioning
  • Self-Retracting Devices
  • Safety Climb Devices
  • Vertical Lifelines and Rope Grabs
  • Ladder Climbing Devices
  • Horizontal Lifelines
  • Synthetic Rope
  • Descent Control
  • Climbing Techniques
  • Pre-planning
  • Rescue Techniques

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