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Fall Protection Competent Person

Course Description

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The Competent Person training enables the attendee to be responsible for the immediate supervision, implementation, and monitoring of a managed fall protection program. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate recognizing you have completed the training required to meet OSHA and ANSI requirements as a Competent Person and Competent Inspector.


This course includes in-class lectures including slides and video and hands-on scenarios ​applying theory discussed to practical workplace situations. This Competent Person training is a pass/fail program incorporating both written and practical examinations and is based on the requirements of the OSHA regulations, ANSI Z359.2 standard as w​ell as local requirements that will be discussed and reinforced. Attendees will learn practical solutions to difficult fall protection problems using appropriate tools and equipment.

Topics Discussed

  • • ​Regulations relating to all fall protection topics

    • Fall hazard elimination and controls methods

    • Fall hazard surveys and fall protection procedures

    • Responsibilities of Competent Persons

    • Detailed inspection of equipment components and systems

    • Fall protection system assessments and determining when a system is unsafe

    • Fall protection rescue procedures

    • Selection and use of non-certified anchorages​​

    • Fall hazard survey​s​​​

  • Duration:

    Duration is two days in all location except Red Wing. All Red Wing sessions are 2.5 days to include plant ​and test lab tours for the class.


    Recommended Attendance:

    Managers, immediate supervisors of individuals working at height, safety professionals or other key personnel that are responsible for the supervision, implementation, and monitoring of a managed fall protection program.

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To learn more about our training and consultative services, call 800-328-6146, option 8 or visit 3M.com/FallProtection


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