Fall Protection (ESC)

This Energy Safety Canada™ (ESC) course replaces the former OSSA-approved Fall Protection course. Engage in hands-on training and learn protection methods for preventing falls.

Western Canada Fire & First Aid Inc. instructors are trained and certified by Energy Safety Canada (ESC) to deliver, on ESC’s behalf, this End User program.

Program Intent

This training is for those who plan on working at an oil sands specific work site. Otherwise, Western Canada Fire & First Aid Inc. (WCFF) offers an Occupation Health & Safety (OH&S) compliant Fall Protection course.

DESIGNED FOR: Workers who need basic fall protection training to work in areas with potential fall hazards. Note: While this basic course can be used as part of a worker’s competency assessment, the employer must designate a worker as a “competent person” based on the specific tasks assigned.

Course Overview

This one day program includes theory, tools and knowledge of fall protection to safely work at height.

Topics Include

  • Fall protection concepts
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Safety measures and best practices
  • Identifying and assessing fall hazards
  • Fall arrest systems and equipment
  • Protection planning
  • Effects of fall and fall rescue planning
  • Participants will engage in hands-on training activities, including inspecting, fitting, adjusting and connecting fall protection systems and components

Upon course completion, students will have the ability to assess and evaluate fall arrest systems, and to develop and implement fall protection plans.

Course Administration

This course includes a mandatory written theory test (English only).  The certification is valid for 3 years from course date.  Government issued photo ID must be presented to the instructor.

Course Duration: Approximately 8 hours

This course is available at Western Canada Fire & First Aid’s training facility in Edmonton, Alberta or onsite at your location for a minimum number of students.

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Related Courses:
Fall Protection (OH&S Compliant)
Fall Protection Basic Rescue