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Fall Protection and Prevention 16HR Competent Person

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 @ 8:00 AM - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Two day course for supervisors of employees working at height, employees that regularly use fall protection, or those seeking competency in fall protection.

This course is designed to ensure competency of individuals who will be working with fall protection systems. This comprehensive two-day course will cover OSHA regulations, ANSI standards, and best management practices for those working at height. Personal Fall Protection Systems (PFPS) will be a focus, as will Walking-Working Surfaces, Ladders, Aerials Lifts, Scaffolds, and other related areas. In addition, a specific focus will be on OSHA’s updated regulations and requirements for Walking-Working Surfaces and Working at Height:

  • Effective January 17, 2017, all employers are required to have specific inspections of their Walking-Working Surfaces.
  • Effective January 17, 2017, scaffolds used in General Industry now have to have the same requirements as the Construction Industry
  • Effective January 17, 2017, all dock boards and bridge plates have updated safety requirements that are mandatory.
  • Effective May 17, 2017, all employers who have employees exposed to fall hazards in their workplace must ensure they have received updated training to recognize fall hazards, minimize the hazards, and correctly use PFPS (personal fall protection systems).
  • Effective November 17, 2017, Rope Decent Systems will have new requirements.
  • Effective November 17, 2018, Ladders will have new requirements.
  • Effective November 17, 2036, all cages used as a primary source for Fall Protection means must be phased out, using additional methods as the primary source, or new methods with the cage removed.


Course Objectives/Topics:

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Identify when a fall hazard exists
  • Fall Prevention vs. Fall Protection
  • A, B, C’s components of a system
  • Don, doff and fit test the harness
  • Fall restraint, Positioning, Fall Arrest
  • Subpart M Construction Regulation
  • Calculate Fall Clearance
  • Minimizing Fall Forces
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Ladders and Lifts
  • Hazard Recognition and Problem Solving