OSHA requires 100% tie-off for FALL PROTECTION. Being 100% tied-off guarantees no accidental injuries or death from falls. Training is necessary to guarantee correct knowledge and usage of personal fall arrest systems. Even with the most seasoned climber, the potential for falls exist. The newest OSHA requirement is not only for fall protection training, but for the vertical rescue training of personnel in the event that a climber cannot get down. OSHA and/or your client will require a vertical rescue plan and training in vertical rescue.
Advanced Safety designed a 60' structure on our location for fall protection & rescue training. The tower was designed to give the climber the experience of using a ladder to climb, using pegs to climb, the use of a safe climbing device, and other features.
This program is designed to identify and comply with federal OSHA regulations on "Fall Protection." The program will cover both general industry and construction requirements. Through classroom lecture, this course will focus on hazard identification, product selection, training, and employee/employers responsibilities. Course content includes: regulations, fall forces and the body, equipment selection, care and use, anchorage, protective systems and rescue requirements. Classroom lesson plans and hands-on sessions will be conducted to certify students in fall protection. Students must provide their own fall protection equipment, gloves, boots and hard hat.
Vertical Rescue Planning
This class is for anyone who works at heights and has to use fall protection. Job positions that require vertical climbing, such as found in the construction industry, tower industry, power/utility industry, or perhaps positions that deal with climbing non-traditional structures, are working in an inherently dangerous occupation.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes these concerns and requires all employers whose workers are at risk of falling to develop a comprehensive plan for fall protection. OSHA also requires that you have a verticle rescue plan in the event that a climber cannot get down on his/her own. Therefore, Advanced Safety has developed a comprehensive program for Verticle Rescue in combination with Fall Protection certification.
Vertical Rescue Planning - Level I
This one-day course will develop the students understanding and awareness of the hazards, theories, and techniques of tower rescue. The course will focus on basic rescue techniques, knot tying & usage, care and maintenance of rescue equipment. The course includes classroom time as well as hands-on experience with tower climbing and rescue.
Vertical Rescue Planning - Level II
Vertical Rescue II expands the skill of the Basic Vertical Rescue student. Rigging for heavy rescue loads will be explored and practiced along with advanced mechanical advantage systems, two person rescue systems, and use of specialized rescue equipment.
Advanced Safety has facilities available for vertical rescue training. Facilities are located only a short distance from the Lafayette Airport. At Advanced Safety, we can design a specific program to fit your required needs, time schedule, and personnel requirements, as well as your budget.