Fall protection basic course

Fall protection basic course is a theoretical and practical course about safety on heights and will help you to do your work in a safe way. The course follows the regulations of NSA (Nordic Safety Association).

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Target group

Everyone that come in contact with work at height such as roofers, construction workers, scaffolders, snow removers and others.

Course goal

After a successful completion of the course, the participant shall:

Have knowledge of relevant laws and standards for working in fall risk environments
Have knowledge about how Personal Fall Protection Equipment is correctly used:
- Full-body harness
- Energy absorbers
- Fall stop lanyard
- Support line
- Fall protection block
- Mobile fall arrest devices for rail and wire systems.

Understand the importance of a detailed risk assessment and rescue plan
Understanding of what happens in a fall

Theoretical elements

What happens in a fall?
What does the relevant Health & Safety law say?
Liability and responsibilities of the employer and employee? What does the relevant Work Environment Authority say? What are CE and EN markings?
Risk assessment, rescue plan
What can be used as an anchorage point?
What equipment is used and how is it maintained?

Practical elements

Correct use of Personal Fall Protection Equipment.


The course can be conducted at the customer's location.

A certificate will be awarded after successful completion of the course.


ART. NR: 012299005



PERIOD OF VALIDITY: Annual refresher recommended

INSTRUCTOR: One Cresto-authorised instructor per max 8 participants

Cresto reserves the right to cancel the course if the number of participants is less than 3 persons. If so, we will inform you one week before that start of the course.