Earn your Fall Protection (Alberta Edition) certificate upon successful completion of this course

This online Fall Protection (Alberta Edition) course provides an understanding of Alberta OH&S legislation when working at heights. It also provides employers with a means of fulfilling OH&S requirements and obligations particular to their work site.


This course focuses on the safety of individuals working in the field. It will prepare you to work safely from heights and will supply you with extensive knowledge in the following areas:

Module 1: Introduction and Alberta’s OH&S Act and Regulations

  • Types of falls
  • Statistics
  • Alberta’s OH&S Act and Regulation
  • Availability of specifications
  • Critical documents available
  • Equipment
  • General protection of workers
  • Duties of workers
  • Safety training

Module 2: Alberta’s OH&S Code (Various Parts)

  • Specifications and certification
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Entrances, walkways, stairways, and ladders
  • General safety precautions
  • Safety nets
  • Scaffolds and temporary work platforms

Module 3: Alberta’s OH&S Code Part 9, Fall Protection

  • General protection
  • Life safety rope
  • Clearance, maximum arrest force, and swing
  • Anchors
  • Duty to use anchors
  • Fall protection on vehicles and loads
  • Procedures in place of fall protection equipment
  • Work positioning

Module 4: Fall Protection Systems

  • Travel restraint and associated hazards
  • Fall arrest and associated hazards

Module 5: Personal Nets and Control Zones

Module 6: Anchorage Connectors, Carabiners, and Snap Hooks

  • Hazards
  • Additional length
  • Roll-out
  • Improper of incomplete engagement
  • Incorrect loading
  • Compatibility of materials

Module 7: Lanyards, Energy Absorbers, and Self–Retracting Devices

Module 8: Life Safety Rope, Fall Arresters, and Horizontal Lifelines

Module 9: Full Body Harness

  • Classes of harnesses
  • Donning the harness
  • Doffing the harness

Module 10: Inspection, Maintenance, and Storage of Fall Protection System Components

  • Body harness, anchors, and anchorages
  • Anchor and anchorage connectors
  • Lanyards
  • Self-retracting lanyards
  • Vertical lifelines
  • Rope grabs
  • Personnel nets
  • Control zones

Module 11: Fall Protection Planning

  • Fall protection plan
  • Hazard control
  • Rescue and escape planning
  • Self-rescue
  • Communication


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 2 hours.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.

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