Energy Safety Canada Fall Protection Course

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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

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.

Participants required to utilize fall protection equipment must be trained and competent in its proper use, care and maintenance.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an ESC certification last?

Once you complete and pass your training (a pass is considered 70% or better), an ESC course yields a Certificate of Completion, which retains a 3-year validation.

Can I take my ESC training online?

No. AIP only offers ESC in a classroom.

How do I reprint my ESC certificate?

If your certificate is lost or damaged, you must request a replacement ticket by contacting Energy Safety Canada directly at

Who can take ESC training and what are the benefits?

Regardless of the kind of job site you’re on – whether temporary or permanent, big or small – this course applies to you if you’re a:

  • Construction worker
  • Electrician
  • Steelworker
  • Plumber
  • Warehouse worker
  • Any type of labourer

Who should conduct the ESC training?

An ESC training course should only be conducted by a Certified Energy Safety Canada instructor.

What will I learn from the Energy Safety Canada Fall Protection Course?

This course was created to teach you the fundamentals regarding safe fall protection procedures, including (but not limited to):

  • Facts, figures, and data points for fall accidents
  • Supervising bodies that create and ensure the rules are adhered to
  • The underlining dynamics of fall protection
  • The systems for fall protection safety
  • How fall protection methods are developed
  • The components of fall arrest systems
  • Clearance & freefall estimations
  • Equipment analysis
  • Trauma suspension
  • How to perform a safe rescue