Fall Protection Competent Person

Course Length – 24 Hours | Language : English

Fall Protection Competent PersonThis 3-day course is designed to meet the requirements for the USACE EM 385-1-1 AND ANSI Z359 requirements for competent person fall protection training. This course provides the students a hands-on training course combined with a classroom learning experience. Although the course meets all requirements to be accepted as a competent person, only the employees company can designate their employees as “competent”

Program Topics

  • Overview of USACE’s EM385 Standards
  • Overview of OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard
  • Fall Protection Planning
    • AHA development
    • Fall Protection Plan development
  • Fall Hazard Recognition
    • Hierarchy of Fall Protection Controls
    • Fall Hazard Analysis
    • Methods for Fall Protection
  • Overview of Personal Fall Arrest Systems
    • Selection
    • Donning Procedures (Hands On)
    • Inspection Procedures (Hands On)
  • Calculating Fall Clearances
    • Free Fall Distance
    • Deceleration Distance
  • Set up and inspection requirements on various pieces of fall protection equipment
    • Horizontal and vertical lifelines
    • Common fall protection anchors
  • Rescue
  • Fall Rescue Planning
  • Self-Rescue vs Assisted Rescue
  • Understanding the risk to a fallen employee and the need for a well-planned out rescue
    • Orthostatic Intolerance
  • Hands on Rescue Exercises