Rescue From Fall Arrest


OSHA regulations state that the employer must provide a “Prompt rescue” of employees. In the general sense of the word “Prompt” means, fast, hurry, A.S.A.P. But here the word “Prompt” means before additional trauma occurs due to hanging in Fall Arrest. ANSI states that Suspension Trauma can happen in as little as 5 minutes.

ANSI states that a Competent Person must design and implement a site-specific rescue plan prior to any work being performed that requires the use of a personal fall arrest system (PFAS). This plan must anticipate falls from all existing and predictable fall hazards, and must provide for the prompt rescue of the fallen worker. Ensuring that a person or multiple people are authorized to perform rescues is consequently a key component of this plan.

The TomKat Safety Rescue From Fall Arrest class is designed to train students in the prompt, safe, and effective rescue of a fallen worker. Our highly trained and experienced instructors utilize numerous equipment combinations, techniques, and scenarios to provide students not only with a sound foundation of knowledge, but also hands-on practice in performing rescues.

Upon completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following topics:

  • Selection, inspection, maintenance and storage of rescue equipment
  • Various types of ‘hands-on’ rescue techniques
  • Authorized rescuers’ duties and responsibilities
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