The updated standard for fall protection, ANSI Z359, contains two important guidelines for rescue. A portion designated Z359.0 will provide facility managers a plan to build and maintain rescue operations, while Z359.3 is a new standard dedicated to the construction, use, and training required for fall protection rescue equipment.
Even though it is an OSHA requirement, the need for rescue from a fall is often overlooked by many facilities that are required to use fall protection.
The Rescue Training Course is designed for all employees who work at heights in construction or general industry. This course includes hands-on interactive sessions with demonstration, written exams, and field exercises teaching the basics of self rescue as well as assisting a fall victim.
The training outlined below is for the safe techniques used in performing the rescue of a fallen worker suspended by fall protection equipment. All applicable OSHA regulations are followed and covered during the training course. This training will take place over two, eight-hour days, splitting time between classroom and on-site instruction. VER Safety will provide all necessary training materials and lunch each day. All participants must have a working knowledge of fall protection equipment and no fear of heights. Each student will be asked to act as both victim and rescuer and will be expected to complete the rescue without coaching by the end of the class.
Rescue 101 ~ Course Description
Participants will gain basic understanding of fall protection equipment and its proper use, safe climbing techniques and high angle rescue techniques. Our interactive approach allows individuals to practice these new techniques in their work environment.
Our Two day training gives your personnel exposure to industrial climbing and rescue techniques and equipment in a controlled environment specific to their job. Custom courses can be designed for specific applications such as buildings, dams, bridges, towers, amusement park rides and pipelines. This introductory course allows you and your staff to learn the fall protection fundamentals that apply to your particular job description and to practice these techniques in real life situations. VER Safety trainers will work closely with you to identify the safest, most efficient rescue procedure for your employees and train them to understand the regulations that apply. With class sizes ranging from 6 people to a maximum of 15 people we are able to work with each individual on every aspect of the training.
- Staff who work at heights in areas not accessible with lift equipment.
- Entertainment riggers
- Managers, Supervisors of personnel who work at heights.
- Anyone responsible for the supervision and safety of others who work at heights
After completing this tailored course, students will have an awareness level of training in regards to rescue from structures at heights while using fall protection equipment. Students will know the specific regulations and proper use of all equipment specific to the rescue plan for this building and each site within.
- Anchors, rigging considerations and techniques
- Connectors, and Harnesses
- Applicable Regulations & Standards
- Rescue equipment and considerations when starting a job
- Basic knowledge of post rescue situations specific to being suspended in a harness