OSSA Fall Protection Course

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This course is designed to specifically fit the needs of the Oilsands Industry. Double-check that this is the right course for you. If you have any questions please call: (403) 202-2477 and we'd be happy to help!


This course is applicable to any worker who is working at a permanent or temporary worksite that may include heights defined by OH&S . This can include, but is not limited to plumbers, electricians, steel workers, warehouse workers and construction workers.

This course is consistent with the ESC Fall Protection Standard, Alberta OHS Code and CSA Guidelines and upon completion students will receive a 3 year certification in ESC Fall Protection.

Course Description

** Price Amendment effective 1st January 2020 - $155.00. This price amendment will affect all registrations received for courses scheduled on / after 1st January 2020.**

AIP Safety is offering/instructing ESC Fall Protection course on behalf of Energy Safety Canada Ltd and the training credential is under Energy Safety Canada.

The Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) is a non-profit organization made up of representatives from Syncrude Canada, Suncor Energy, Shell Albian Sands and Canadian Natural Resources, as well as volunteer members from the labor providers, union, area contractors and learning providers.

The OSSA's objective is to bring together the regional stakeholders to identify, develop and implement strategies and tools for purpose of creating “an incident free workforce”.

Participants required to utilize fall protection equipment must be trained and competent in its proper use, care and maintenance. This Fall Protection Training Standard has been established to guide the Training Provider on the minimum training program content requirements to meet the needs of the OSSA member companies.

Fall arrest is the form of fall protection which involves the safe stopping of a person already falling. It is one of several forms of fall protection, forms which also include fall guarding (general protection that prevents persons from entering a fall hazard area e.g., guard rails) and fall restraint (personal protection which prevents persons who are in a fall hazard area from falling, e.g., fall restraint lanyards).

Workers are required to have trained in the use of fall protection equipment as legislated by the OH&S Code of Alberta and the ESC fall protection standard.

This 8 hour Industrial / Commercial End-User Fall Protection program will allow you to understand the use of fall protection, as it relates to the work you perform at height.

Course Objectives

  • Fall accident statistics
  • Governing bodies and regulations
  • Dynamics of falling
  • Fall protection systems
  • Fall protection planning
  • Fall arrest system components
  • Clearance & freefall calculations
  • Harness fitting
  • Equipment care and inspection
  • Suspension trauma
  • Rescue principles