Advanced Fall Protection

Safety & Rescue Certification

Advanced Fall Protection

Safety & Rescue Certification


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A Practical and In-Depth Course for Advanced Tower Climbing Safety & Rescue

The Advanced Fall Protection Training prepares students to be ready to perform advanced rescue techniques and deal with complexed tower climbing systems.




Basic tower rescues can be straight-forward, assuming that an injured co-worker must be lowered straight down to the ground with use of the traditional self-rescue, or two-person rescue through use of a pick-off style rescue.


However, many rescues call for advanced techniques with raising systems, cross hauls, and different types of ground based and tower based rescues.


Our advanced class was developed with these scenarios in mind. These valuable skills carry into a technician’s workday for many uses including day to day rigging practices.


Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive the Safety One Certification and will be able to:

  • Perform ground-based and tower-based rescues
  • Use equipment for advanced rescue systems
  • Implement raising and hauling systems for rescue and rigging

COURSE DURATION: One Day (8 hours)

CLASS SIZE: Maximum 8 (1 Instructor)



This course teaches the theory and techniques of:


Ropes and Knots – Common uses for Tower Workers

  • Ropes, Knots, and Prusik Hitch


Equipment for Advanced Rescue Systems

  • Industrial descent devices and pulleys


Raising and Hauling Systems for Rescue & Rigging

  • Mechanical advantage
  • Anchors, Cross hauls and lowering systems, Load equalization, Scenarios on various structures, and progress capture requirements


Rigging & Rescue Systems




This course is designed to train tower climbers and tower owners in the theory and application of advanced tower rescue techniques, planning, and responses.


OSHA states that workers must be able to promptly perform rescues of themselves and each other while working on towers and similar elevated structures.


Standard Fall Protection Safety & Rescue Certification




This course meets the requirements of OSHA Regulation.


A substantial portion of the Standard Fall Protection Safety & Rescue Certification training covers OSHA certification topics such as

  • OSHA 1910 and 1926 fall protection requirements
  • The basic physics and forces in rigging and falls
  • Proper Personal protective equipment
  • Fall protection concepts and specific safety equipment
  • Maintaining proper attachment in various situations
  • Proper documentation
  • Solo and small group rescue deployment options



ANSI/ASSE Z359 and Z490.1



N.A.T.E. (National Association of Tower Erectors),

Black and Veatch,

Bechtel, General Dynamics,

SPRAT (Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians).




Classroom Training

Ropes and Knots-Common uses for Tower Workers

  • Ropes: types, strength ratings, inspections and documentation
  • Knots: rescue knots, midline knots, terminating end knots, ratings, and use
  • Prusik Hitch: common usage for tower workers

Equipment for Advanced Rescue Systems

  • Industrial descent devices – use, standards and regulations, inspections, ratings
  • Pulleys: types, applications, use

Raising and Hauling Systems for Rescue & Rigging

  • Mechanical advantage – explanation, application, formulas, and simple vs. compound systems
  • Anchors: ratings, requirements, use, load sharing, and vector forces
  • Cross hauls and lowering systems
  • Load equalization
  • Scenarios on various structures


Field Training

The afternoon training will put theories learned in the classroom into specific application on the tower. Students will demonstrate skills learned through scenario-based training missions which are delegated and supervised by the Instructor. Various rescue scenarios will be given.


Rigging & Rescue Systems

Students will demonstrate skills learned in the classroom to set up various raising systems used in different types of scenarios. Skills obtained will be real-world applications as they apply to tower workers. Students will have the ability to perform ground-based and tower-based rescues and lifts, depending on the available crews and equipment at their particular worksite. Students will also have the ability to learn cross-haul scenarios as it applies to tower work. Student requests for specific applications or difficult challenges are welcomed and encouraged.



Students will receive the Safety One Advanced Fall Protection Safety and Rescue Student Manual and other materials necessary for the course.




The additional skills covered in this course above the standard course were really beneficial to me as a tower technician. I always work safely but this course allowed me to work much more efficiently and enabled me to get the job done sooner with a higher level of confidence-thanks guys!

-Top Hand, four years of climbing experience

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.