Fall protection basic course

Fall protection basic course provides a theoretical and practical review of safety at heights and helps the participant to conduct their work in a safe manner. The course complies with NSA's (Nordic safety association) regulations.

  • After an approved course, the participant will be issued a certificate
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The goal with the course is to have knowledge of relevant laws and standards for working in fall risk environments as well as understanding what happens to the body in a fall. The participant should also learn how to use Personal Fall Protection Equipment in a correct and safe way. How to do a detailed risk assessment and rescue plans are also important skills the participant need to learn.

Theoretical elements

  • What happens in a fall?
  • What does the relevant Health & Safety law say?
  • Liability and responsibilities of the employer and employee
  • What does the relevant Work Environment Authority say?
  • Work methods
  • What are CE and EN markings?
  • Risk assessment and rescue plan
  • Correct care of an injured person
  • Usage of an anchorage point
  • Correct use of the equipment
  • Fall factors

Practical elements

  • Correct use of Personal Fall Protection Equipment such as harness, self retractable lanyard, work positioning lanyard, fall arrest lanyard and carriage on wire and rail.
Target group: The course is aimed at those working at height in various environments. Previous knowledge: None previous knowledge needed Period of validity: Annual repetition are recommended Course length: 4 hours (1/2 day) Instructor: 1
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