Fall Protection Rescue Training

Fall Protection Rescue Training teaches students how to retrieve workers who have fallen from elevated work locations and are suspended from personal fall arrest systems. The ability to rescue workers who have fallen is a requirement of OSHA regulations governing fall protection.

Fall Protection Rescue Training 1

Student practicing a foot wrap with a rope to reduce the likelihood of suspension trauma.

This class is intended for general industry and construction environments and examines ways of accessing and lowering a suspended co-worker in relatively uncomplicated situations. Workers who access cranes or towers would require a higher level of Fall Protection Rescue training which our Tower Rescue classes can provide.

Student who take this class need to have previously completed basic fall protection training. This training can also be combined with fall protection user or competent person training.

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Fall Protection Rescue Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, the students should be able to:

  1. Assess a work activity that exposes workers to falls and develop a rescue pre-plan.
  2. Describe the various ways in which small teams can access and lower a suspended worker.
  3. Rig and properly use all types of rescue equipment available on work site.
  4. Assess the suitability and limitations of using ladders and aerial work platforms as a means of rescue.

Fall Protection Rescue Course Outline


  • Safety Procedures
  • Fall Protection Review

Rescue Basics

  • Types of rescues
  • Risk and hazard assessments
  • Teams and team roles

Rescue Equipment

  • Software (Rope and Webbing)
  • Hardware
  • Safety Ratios
  • Maintenance and inspection

Knots and Hitches

Rescue Systems and Procedures

  • Anchors
  • Mainlines
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Belays

Practice Rescues

Fall Protection Rescue Training can be taught at your location, request a quote!

Jim Johnson June 29, 2016
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