Fall Protection Competent Person

Prerequisites: The delegate should have previously completed Fall Protection User training.

Course Length: 6-8 hours – Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks and meals.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty-five (35) in the classroom session and twenty (20) in the practical session. A second instructor shall be added for the practical session once the participation exceeds twenty (20) and exercises will be divided into groups.

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Course Objective

  • Inform personnel of the regulations regarding fall protection.
  • Provide the relevant information associated with the types, proper inspection, use and safe practices when using fall protection.
  • Address items outlined in ANSI Z359 relating to fall protection equipment.
  • Delegates should be able to demonstrate the necessary skills during practical examination and demonstrate knowledge during written examination.

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids
  • Practical Exercises

Successful Course Completion

  • Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
  • Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by the total number of exam questions.
  • Delegates will have no more than thirty (30) minutes to complete the exam.
  • Successful completion of practical session is mandatory.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom
  • Practicals

Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch: 1 Hour

Course Outline
About Fall Protection

  • Review OSHA Construction Statistics
  • About the Standard
  • Most Frequently Cited Serious Construction Violations

Review OSHA Regulations

  • Sub Part M – 1926.500-503
  • Scope and Application
  • OSHA Definitions (1926.500)
    • Competent Person
    • Qualified Person
    • Personal Fall Arrest System
    • Anchorage
    • Body Harness
    • Lanyard
    • Connector
    • Snap Hook
    • Self-Retracting Lifeline/Lanyard
    • Deceleration Device
    • Deceleration Distance
    • Free Fall
    • Free Fall Distance
    • Hole
    • Opening
    • Leading Edge
    • Life Line
    • Rope Grab
    • Controlled Access Zone
    • Safety Monitoring System
    • Walking/Working Surface
    • Guardrail System
    • Toe Board
    • Warning Line System
  • Duty to Have Fall Protection (1926.501)
    • Employer Responsibilities
      • Unprotected Sides and Edges
      • Leading Edges
      • Hoist Areas
      • Holes
      • Formwork and Reinforcing Steel
      • Ramps, Runways
      • Excavations
      • Dangerous Equipment
      • Wall Openings
      • Walking/Working Surfaces
      • Providing Engineering Controls
  • Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices (1926.502)
    • Employer Responsibilities to Install Fall Protection Systems
      • Guardrail Systems
        • Top Rail
        • Mid-Rail
        • Toe Board
      • Safety Net Systems
        • Installation Requirements
        • Drop Test Requirements
        • Vertical Distance from Working Levels
        • Defective Nets
        • Inspection
      • Personal Fall Arrest Systems
        • Connector
        • Snap Hooks
        • Horizontal Life Lines
        • Lanyards/Vertical Life Lines
        • Anchorage
        • Stopping a Fall
        • Practices
      • Controlled Access Zones
        • Control Line
        • Warning Line System
      • Safety Monitoring System
      • Fall Protection Plans
  • Training Requirements (1926.503)
    • Training Program
    • Certification of Training
    • Retraining

Fall Hazard Recognition

  • Anchorage Points
  • Equipment
  • Fall Clearance
    • Example
  • Objects
  • Other Hazards
  • Rescue Plan

Walking/Working Surface

  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
    • Statistics
  • General Requirements
  • Why Slips Occur
  • Slip Prevention
  • Why Trips Occur
  • Trip Prevention
  • Fall Prevention
  • Fall Prevention on Stairs
  • Floor Hole
  • Floor Opening
    • Open Hole Video Clip
  • Stairway Floor Opening
  • Fixed Industrial Stairs
  • Ladder-way Floor Opening
  • Wall Opening
  • Open-Sided Floors and Platforms
  • Standard Guardrail System
  • Scaffolding
  • Scaffolding Safety
  • Portable Ladders
    • Portable Ladder Angle
  • Fixed Ladders
  • General Ladder Safety
  • Floor Loading Protection
  • Floor Opening Cover Design

Fall Protection Competent Person Scenarios

  • Scenario #1
  • Scenario #2
  • Scenario #3

Practical Session
Practical training shall utilize common fall protection equipment.

Practical shall verify that the delegate is able to complete the following:

  • Select and wear appropriate PPE during practical training
  • Conduct proper pre-use inspection of PPE and fall protection equipment
  • Don a full body harness properly
  • Select and use fall protection lanyard/deceleration device
  • Select and use proper anchor points
  • Identify and select proper rescue equipment
  • Develop JSA for elevated work surface
  • Develop Rescue Plan for elevated work surface
  • Store equipment and PPE properly

Training Center Provided Material

  • PPE
  • Fall Protection Equipment

Delegate Requirements

  • Must possess good physical health as the practical training is physical demanding.

Reference Material / Documents
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.500-503
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.66 App C
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z359 Standard

  • Course ID #: MA024

Date

Jul 30 2021

Time

7:30 am

Cost

$150.00
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