Basic Fall Arrest Certification

This is a complementary short course for all Boom Lift and Scissor lift Operators, and is mandatory for personnel working at heights above 3 meters. Fall protection equipment regulation, inspection and equipment selection along with core fundamentals are covered in this course. Participants must write a comprehensive written exam to acquire fall arrest certification.

Course Outline

This course covers the basic apsects of fall protection systems for individuals working at heights greater than 3 meters.

Topics Covered

  • OHS Regulations
  • Fall Protection Fundamentals
  • Fall Arrest Components
  • Full Body Harness Inspection / Selection
  • Fall Clearance Forces / Calculations
  • Fall Arrest Forces
  • Equipment Inspection After a Fall


This basic fall arrest course is offered in conjunction with our scissor and boom lift courses.

All AFSC programs, including content and structure, meet or exceed all existing regulations and standards, including OSHA 29 (CFR 1910.178), Canada Labour Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. L-2, plus Part II), Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, Canadian Safety and Health Regulations (SOR/86-304), WCB Alberta, CSA (B335-04) ANSI/ITSDF B56.1-2012