Authorized "Standard"

Fall Protection Safety

& Rescue Certification

Authorized "Standard" Fall Protection Safety & Rescue Certification

Authorized (Standard) Fall Protection Safety & Rescue Certification COURSE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT


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Fall Protection Training in as little as ONE DAY!

Our Authorized (Standard) Fall Protection Training is designed to get your employees trained for tower climbing and rescue in as little as one day, so your climbers can get back to work sooner and safer.



Our Authorized Fall Protection Safety & Rescue Certification training is a comprehensive tower climbing safety program for individuals who need tower and/or antenna climbing, fall protection training including safety and rescue.

Safety One offers an engaging and effective balance between classroom instruction, hands-on tower climbing, and practical rescue scenarios.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a wallet card and certificate from Safety One, and will be able to:

• Identify and mitigate fall hazards in the workspace
• Apply proper techniques for tower climbing
• Implement and manage rescue equipment and procedures

COURSE DURATION: One Day (8 hours)

CLASS SIZE: Maximum 8 (1 Instructor)



This course is intended for individuals who are responsible for performing work at height. The program was developed specifically for those working on telecommunications and/or utility towers, though the material covered is relevant for climbers working in construction, on above ground storage tanks, silos and other elevated locations.

Course Overview

  • Introduction to Safety Standards as they pertain to tower climbing
  • Anchorage and Anchorage Connectors
  • Full Body Harness
  • Work Positioning and Work Positioning Lanyards
  • Fall Arrest Devices including: Ladder Safety Systems, Vertical and Horizontal Lifelines and Fall Arrest Lanyards
  • Structure Types and Hardware
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Climbing Techniques
  • Controlled descent

Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

  • Job Hazards Assessment and necessary hazard mitigation
  • Documented rescue plan, and employee duties

Tower Climbing

  • Proper techniques, industry best practices, and tips for avoiding injury

Tower Rescue

  • Procedures, equipment, and suspension trauma
  • Controlled descent

Self-rescue and co-worker rescue




OSHA requires fall protection training for ALL workers exposed to an unguarded edge which is 6 feet or more above a lower level. Safety One’s Authorized Fall Protection Safety & Rescue course was developed with industry experts in Fall Protection from the following industries and is relevant for those working at height including:

  • Telecom and wireless workers including wireless internet service providers (WISPs) working on towers, water tanks, or silos
  • Utility workers in transmission and distribution
  • Utility contractors
  • Tower climbers
  • Construction workers
  • Signage workers
  • Various other industries working from elevated positions



No formal prerequisites for this course. This course requires the physical ability to climb and demonstrate skills at an elevated position. A healthy respect of heights is encouraged.




This course meets OSHA training requirements.

A substantial portion of the Authorized (Standard) Fall Protection Safety & Rescue Certification training covers OSHA certification topics such as:
• OSHA 1910 and 1926 fall protection requirements
• Basic physics and forces in fall protection systems, falls and work positioning
• Proper personal protective equipment selection and inspection
• Fall protection concepts and specific safety equipment
• Maintaining proper attachment in various situations
• Proper documentation
• Individual and patient rescue scenarios

OSHA Standards:

  • 29 CFR 1910.268
  • 29 CFR 1910.269
  • 26 CFR 1910.140
  • 29 CFR 1926.21
  • 29 CFR 1926.502


  • Z359
  • Z89
  • Z87
  • ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 (dropped object prevention)
  • This course uses compliant safety methods from ANSI Z490.1



Classroom Training

  • Introduction to standards as they pertain to tower climbing
  • Anchorages: types, ratings, theories and inspections
  • Body support: types, preferences and regulations
  • Means of connection: equipment, techniques, warnings and equipment inspections
  • General equipment inspections and removal from service
  • Fall arrest: lanyards, rope grabs, shock absorbers, self-retracting lanyards, fall clearances
  • Rescue and personal gear/PPE

Structure Types and Hardware

  • Tower types: guyed, self-supported, monopole
  • Fixed Ladders: types and safety systems
  • Inspections prior to climbing

Job Briefings

  • Hazards
  • Hazard mitigation
  • Rescue plan
  • Employee duties

Climbing Techniques

  • Industry best practices
  • Tips for avoiding injury

Tower Rescue

  • Procedures
  • Equipment
  • Suspension trauma awareness and patient packaging options

Written Evaluation

Field Training

Job Briefing- Students will Perform an Actual Briefing for the Afternoon and:

  • Identify hazards and appropriate mitigation
  • Plan for the job at hand
  • Document responsibilities of each individual
  • Document the plan for rescue and medical assistance

Tower Climbing

  • Proper techniques to remain safe and follow regulations


  • Controlled descent using approved descent device

Victim Rescue

  • Co-worker rescue using approved tools and techniques

Documented Skills Assessment



Students will receive the Safety One Authorized (Standard) Fall Protection Safety & Rescue Training Student Manual and other materials necessary to complete the course




I learned more in this course than I previously had in other two-and-three-day programs out there. The instructors were very experienced and worked hard to answer our questions and tailor the training to our specific situation.

“We can’t thank you enough for making the training happen. Everyone there was very engaged and learned a lot. This was by far the best tower rescue and tower rigging training we have ever received.” – Duke Energy

“The level of knowledge they bring to the equation is extensive and was very well received by my team. Some of the linemen pulled me aside today and commented on how impressive the training was.” – W. Summerlin

We Also Bring the Course to You


For companies that have five or more employees that need safety certification, Safety One offers all open enrollment courses and customized fall protection trainings at the client’s site.


By tailoring a training course to your site and your staff, we are able to address specific issues unique to your business needs and resolve fall protection hazards in and around your facility.


In addition, there is cost savings by reducing employee down time.