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Fall Protection “Competent Person” Training Course (24 hr.)

OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M -Fall Protection, Subpart E -Personal Protective Equipment, Subpart L – Scaffolding and 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D -Walking/Working Surfaces, Subpart F -Powered Platforms, Manlifts, & Vehicle Mounted Work Platforms. & ANSI/ASSE Z359.2 

This course covers the identification, evaluation, prevention and control of fall hazards in the Construction & General industries. The course focuses on falls to a lower level and falls to the same level resulting from slips, trips and falls. This course will also cover industry safety regulations, hazard identification and safe work practices that apply to the use of portable ladders, mobile ladder stands and stairway safety.

The Competent Person training enables the attendee to be responsible for the immediate supervision, implementation and monitoring of a managed fall protection program and incorporates both written and practical examinations. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate acknowledging you have met or exceeded OSHA requirements as a Competent Person and Competent Inspector. 

This course satisfies the training requirements for the OSHA 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Subpart D -Walking/Working Surfaces and 29 CFR 1926 Construction Subpart M -Fall Protection Regulations.

Course topics include:

• OSHA Standards and policies regarding fall protection; • same level slips, trips and falls; • portable & fixed ladders and mobile ladder stands; •  roles and responsibilities; • controlled access zones; • components and limitations of fall arrest systems; • covers;  • ladder-climbing devices (LCDs); • fall protection relative to scaffolding systems, articulating booms & scissor lifts;  • warning line systems (WLS); • safety monitoring system (SMS); • rescue plan and procedures; • arc flash & hotwork equipment. • equipment inspection process; • training requirements; • developing a fall protection program; • wall openings & floor holes; • class A, B and leading edge srl’s; • swing fall and free fall distance.

Hands-On Activities include:

Students will demonstrate their ability to properly don a full body harness, the proper use of Horizontal & Vertical Fall Arrest & Restraint Lifeline Systems, the proper use of Suspension Trauma Straps and the ability to recognize incompatible Connections

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