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Fall Protection “Competent Person” Training Course (8 Hr.)

OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M — Fall Protection; Subpart E — Personal Protective Equipment; 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D — Walking/Working Surfaces; 


This course covers the identification, evaluation, prevention and control of fall hazards in the Construction & General industies. The course focuses on falls to a lower level rather than falls to the same level resulting from slips, trips and falls. This course will also present an overview of portable ladders, mobile ladder stands and stairway safety. 

OSHA states that every employee who might be exposed to fall hazards shall receive training on recognizing the hazards of falling, and the procedures to be followed in order to minimize these hazards (OSHA 29 CFR 1926.503(a)(1). The employer shall provide a training program for each employee who might be exposed to fall hazards. The program shall enable each employee to recognize the hazards of falling and shall train each employee in the procedures to be followed in order to minimize these hazards. Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. Employers must take measures in their workplaces to prevent employees from falling off overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls. 

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; • roles and responsibilities; • controlled access zones; • components and limitations of fall arrest systems• covers; • ladder-climbing devices (LCDs); • 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; • 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 Suspension Trauma Straps and the ability to recognize incompatible connections. 

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