Fall Protection Training - Safety at Heights

 

Safety at Heights Training Overview

 

MSA’s Safety at Heights Fall Protection education training programs are designed for both MSA Channel Partners and end user owners of MSA Fall Protection equipment.

MSA training courses give you the opportunity to participate in the most active, hands-on, solutions-based training available. 

Our comprehensive, hands-on courses can be taught at your facility or at one of MSA’s North American training facilities, which are located in Denver, CO, Chicago, IL, Houston TX, Pittsburgh, PA, Toronto ON, and Edmonton AB, Canada. 

Our training facilities are unsurpassed in the industry and offer an unparalleled training experience.

Advanced registration for these programs is required.

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1 Day – Authorized Person for Safety at Heights

Course No. ZT-APHEIGHTS

 

The Authorized Person for Safety at Heights course is designed for the Fall Protection equipment user, or At Risk Worker, as well as their Supervisors or Manager, and the Safety Professional.  

At the completion of this course, the participants will be able to discuss and demonstrate the following topics:
  • Consensus Standards
  • Dynamics of a Fall
  • Fall hazard recognition and assessment
  • Understanding impact forces 
  • Hierarchy of Controls 
  • Procedures for continuous Safety at Heights
  • Selection, application, and use of fall protection systems
  • Calculating fall clearances 


The following is included in the registration fee:

  • 1 Day of hands-on instruction by an MSA factory trained  instructor 
  • The MSA Authorized Person for Safety at Heights instruction training manual and supporting documents
  • Lunch and refreshments during the breaks in training
  • MSA Safety at Heights Certificate
 

 

.5 Day – Competent Person for Equipment Inspection

Course No. ZT-CPINSPECT

 

The Competent Person for Equipment Inspection course is designed for the Fall Protection equipment user, or At Risk Worker, as well as their Supervisors or Manager, and the Safety Professional.  

At the completion of this course, the participants will be able to discuss and demonstrate the following topics:
  • Consensus Standards
  • Formal documentation requirements
  • Formal inspection process, including the criteria for pass/fail and disposal
  • Equipment cleaning  and storage


The following is included in the registration fee:

  • .5 Days of hands-on instruction by an MSA factory trained  instructor 
  • The MSA Competent Person for Equipment Inspection instruction training manual and supporting documents
  • Refreshments during the breaks in training
  • MSA Safety at Heights Certificate

 

 

.5 Day – Rescue Planning for Safety at Heights

Course No. ZT-RESCPLAN

 

The Rescue Planning for Safety at Heights course is designed for Supervisors, Managers, and Safety Professionals responsible for Fall Protection programs.  

At the completion of this course, the participants will be able to discuss and demonstrate the following topics:

  • Risk assessment of fall hazards 
  • Fall protection planning with proper rescue procedures 
  • Hierarchy of rescue
  • Selection of rescue equipment
  • Issues and considerations
  • Rescue training  and simulations


The following is included in the registration fee:

  • .5 Days of hands-on instruction by an MSA factory trained  instructor 
  • The MSA Rescue Planning for Safety at Heights instruction training manual and supporting documents
  • Refreshments during the breaks in training
  • MSA Safety at Heights Certificate 

 

 

2 Day – Competent Person for Safety at Heights

Course No. ZT-CPHEIGHTS

 

The Competent Person for Safety at Heights course is designed for Supervisors, Managers, and Safety Professionals responsible for Fall Protection programs.  

This 2 day course is comprised of the:

  • Authorized Person for Safety at Heights course
  • Competent Person for Equipment Inspection course
  • Rescue Planning for Safety at Heights course


The following is included in the registration fee:

  • 2 Days of hands-on instruction by an MSA factory trained  instructor 
  • The MSA Fundamentals for Safety at Heights, Competent Person for Equipment Inspection, and the Rescue Planning for Safety at Heights instruction training manuals and supporting documents
  • Lunch and refreshments during the breaks in training
  • MSA Safety at Heights Certificate 

 

 

1 Day – Recertification - Competent Person for Safety at Heights

Course No. ZT-CPSHRECERT

 

*Prerequisite is Competent Person for Safety at Heights – Course No. ZT-CPHEIGHTS

The recertification for Competent Person for Safety at Heights course is designed for Supervisors, Managers, and Safety Professionals who have previously successfully completed the initial Competent Person for Safety at Heights ZT-CPHEIGHTS course.  

This 1 day course is comprised of a review of the:

  • The Competent Person for Safety at Heights course


The following is included in the registration fee:

  • 1 Day of hands-on instruction by an MSA factory trained  instructor 
  • The MSA Safety at Heights instruction training manuals and supporting documents
  • Lunch and refreshments during the breaks in training
  • MSA Safety at Heights Certificate

 

 

.5 Day – Train the Trainer - Competent Person for Safety at Heights

Course No. ZT-TTTCPHEIGHTS

 

*Prerequisite is Competent Person for Safety at Heights – Course No. ZT-CPHEIGHTS

The Train the Trainer - Competent Person for Safety at Heights course is designed for Supervisors, Managers, and Safety Professionals who have previously successfully completed the initial Competent Person for Safety at Heights ZT-CPHEIGHTS course. 

 

This .5 day course is comprised of a review and discussion of:

  • Competent Person for Safety at Heights course
  • Principles of adult learning  
  • Teach back competency


The following is included in the registration fee:

  • .5 day of hands-on instruction by an MSA factory trained instructor 
  • The MSA Safety at Heights instruction training manuals and supporting documents
  • Refreshments during the breaks in training
  • MSA Safety at Heights Certificate

 

 

3 Day – Competent Person for Fall Protection (US Military ONLY)

Course No. ZT-CPFALLPROT

MSA’s Competent Person for Fall Protection course is designed to meet the requirements of EM 385-1-1. It will prepare USACE employees that must train safety at height material at their facility. The class provides the student the necessary skills to develop, deliver and evaluate students on basic safety at height knowledge and technical understanding.

The 3 day course is comprised of the following:
At the completion of this course, the participants will be able to discuss and demonstrate knowledge on the following topics:

  • USACE Fall Protection Requirements / Best Practice Fall Protection Consensus Standards (ANSI Z359 & A10.32)
  • Dynamics of a Fall
  • Fall Hazard Recognition and Assessment
  • Understanding Impact Forces & Associated Hazards
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Selection, Application, and Use of Fall Protection Systems – Restraint, Positioning, & Fall Arrest
  • Equipment Donning and doffing
  • Proper anchorage Identification, Use and Limitations
  • Selecting Appropriate Bodywear
  • Selecting Appropriate Connecting Devices – Lanyards, Self-Retracting Devices, Rope / Cable Grab Devices
  • Application limitations When Utilizing Each Component of a Personal Fall Protection System
  • Calculating Fall Clearances
  • Minimizing Fall Forces
  • Formal documentation requirements
  • Maintenance of PFPE
  • Risk Assessment of Fall Hazards / Situational Deficiencies & Fixes
  • Fall Protection Planning with Proper Rescue Procedures
  • Hierarchy of Rescue
  • Selection of Rescue Equipment
  • Issues and Considerations
  • Fall Protection Program Development / Maintenance


*The course will consist of 16 hours classroom and 8 hours of hands-on practical exercises.  

 

1 Day – Working at Heights (Ontario Canada ONLY)

Course No. ZT-MOLWAH-8HR

 

The province of Ontario’s Working at Heights Training Program Standard identifies the requirements that must be met to support consistent and quality training for workers in the province of Ontario. MSA is accredited to offer a comprehensive, performance-based training program that meets or exceeds the core competency requirements for Working at Heights in Ontario. This 1 day training course meets the requirements as directed by the April 1, 2015 training program and provider standards established by the Chief Prevention Officer. 

MODULE 1:  Working at Heights Basic Theory

  • Rights and responsibilities related to working at heights
  • General hazard recognition
  • Fall protection hierarchy of controls
  • Personal fall arrest equipment
  • Safety procedures for warning systems and physical barriers
  • Safety procedures for ladders and similar climbing equipment
  • Components of fall arrest

 
MODULE 2: Working at Heights Practical equipment Module
 

  • Barriers and safety nets
  • Anchorage Points and Anchorage Connectors
  • Work positioning systems and work access and platforms
  • Explain industrial fall rescue plans and industrial fall rescue hierarchy
  • Select & apply appropriate fall protection equipment & explain connecting components
  • Identify and select rope grabs, vertical life lines, SRLs & temporary horizontal lifelines
  • Select, size, don & adjust full body harness & demonstrate proper use of all lanyard types    
  • Inspect fall protection equipment and apply pass/fail and removal criteria

 

 

.5 Day – Competent Person for Horizontal Lifeline Installation and Inspection

Course No. ZT-CPHLL

 

The Competent Person for Horizontal Lifeline Installation and Inspection course is designed for the Fall Protection equipment user, or At Risk Worker, as well as their Supervisors or Manager, and the Safety Professional.  

At the completion of this course, the participants will be able to discuss and demonstrate the following topics:

  • Consensus Standards
  • Design statement, use and limitations
  • Installation procedures
  • Inspection criteria, including pass/fail and disposal
  • Cleaning and storage


The following is included in the registration fee:

  • .5 Day of hands-on instruction by an MSA factory trained  instructor 
  • The MSA Competent Person for Horizontal lifeline Installation and Inspection instruction training manual and supporting documents
  • Refreshments during the breaks in training
  • MSA Safety at Heights Certificate 

 

 

4 Day – Qualified Person for Safety at Heights

Course No. ZT-QPHEIGHTS

 

*Prerequisite is Competent Person for Safety at Heights – Course No. ZT-CPHEIGHTS

The Qualified Person for Safety at Heights course is designed for Engineers, Designers, and Safety professionals who have previously successfully completed the initial Competent Person for Safety at Heights ZT-CPHEIGHTS course.  

This comprehensive 4 day specialized course is comprised of a high level of Fall Protection system design and engineering calculations. A background in these disciplines is recommended.

The following is included in the registration fee:

  • 4 Day of hands-on instruction by an Structural Engineer specializing in Fall Protection systems 
  • The MSA Qualified Person for Safety at Heights instruction training manuals and supporting documents
  • Lunch and refreshments during the breaks in training
  • MSA Safety at Heights Certificate

 

 

.5 Day - Fall Protection Awareness

Course No. ZT-FPAWARE

 

MSA offers an introduction to Safety at Heights through its 4 Hour Fall Protection Awareness course. This course is designed for employees that are regularly required to work at height.

At the successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to discuss and demonstrate the following topics:

  • ABCs of fall protection
  • Proper selection, pre-use inspection and care of fall protection equipment
  • Proper donning and doffing of a harness
  • Hazard recognition, evaluation and control
  • Fall clearance calculations


The following is included in the registration fee:

  • 4 hours of hands-on instruction by an MSA factory trained instructor
  • The MSA Fall Protection Awareness instruction training manual and supporting documents
  • Exam and MSA Fall Protection Awareness Certificate

 

 

2-Day Competent Tower Climber

Course No. ZT-TOWER

 

MSA's new Competent Tower Climber course is designed to meet the needs of climbers in the telecommunications and utility tower climbing industry who work or supervise activities in construction, maintenance and tower upgrades. Building on MSA's safety equipment manufacturing knowledge, the course follows the training and procedural protocols laid-out by OSHA and the FCC's "Communication Tower Best Practices" as well as the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) CTS 4th Edition Fall Protection Training Standard. The training class is designed for those new to the industry as well as those individuals with greater experience who need to meet federal regulatory safety requirements and industry best practices. It also covers topics needed to meet contractor specifications for tower climbers prior to being allowed access to tower sites. The course is led by industry-experienced climbers and includes practise on ROHN and self-supporter tower simulators.

The 2 day course is comprised of:

  • Introduction to applicable standards
  • Safe work planning
  • Fall protection 101
  • Fall protection high risk areas
  • Tower industry introduction
  • Practical, hands-on activities
  • Tower rescue practical skill work

 

The following is included in the registration fee:

  • 2 days of hands-on instruction by an MSA factory trained instructor
  • Training manual
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • MSA Competent Tower Climber Certificate

 

 

On-Site Equipment Inspection Service

Course No. ZT-CPINSPECT

 

MSA offers a simple solution to help reduce lost time and liability by offering organizations on-site documented competent equipment inspections. Our trained professionals will come to your site to conduct the written inspection for all your fall protection products.

MSA will provide a detailed written report with the disposition of each product as well as a spreadsheet that can be maintained or updated as equipment is removed or added to service throughout the year.

MSA will offer this service for all brands of fall protection as long as the organization has the equipment manual.

Call 1-866-347-6093 for a quote.

 

On-Site Survey, Hazard Assessment and Audit Report Service

Course No. ZT-FPCUSTOM

 

MSA will send one of our trained professionals to conduct a facility walk through or we can focus on one particular area or safety concern.

This service will include a pictorial, written report documenting the hazards and deficiencies found during the audit, recommendations or corrective actions and a review of the organizations safety policy and procedures to ensure that all local regulatory requirements are being met.

Our goal is to work with you to create a safer work environment for you and your employees.

Call 1-866-347-6093 for a quote.

Our pricing will be based on size of your facility and number of days on-site.