Fall Protection (8hr) Competent Person

Course Introduction

This 8-hour competent person course provides hands-on training for both conventional and unconventional fall protection applications.

When work is performed on elevated surfaces, or during construction activities, protection against falls must be considered. Employers are required to provide a training program for each employee who might be exposed to fall hazards. The program provides each employee the ability to recognize the hazards of falling and then provide solutions to minimize these hazards.

Course Details

This interactive session provides participants with an understanding and detailed hands-on practice for all types of fall protection including conventional fall protection such as guardrails, nets, hole covers and personal fall arrest. In addition un-conventional fall protection such as Controlled Access zones, Warning Lines, Safety Monitors, Written Fall Protection Plans, etc… are covered.

This course is truly a hands-on experience and all students will be able to use a wide variety of fall protection products.

Topics Include

Section 1: Hazard Recognition Exercise
Section 2: Fall Protection standards and definitions. 
Section 3: Ladder Usage 
Section 4: Conventional Fall Protection:

  • Hole Covers
  • Guard Rails
  • Safety Nets
  • Personal Fall Protection Equipment
    • Anchor
    • Body Harness
    • Connecting Devices
    • Descent and Rescue Devices

Section 5: Unconventional Fall Protection

  • Fall Protection Plan
  • Controlled Access Zones
  • Control Lines
  • Warning Line Systems
  • Safety Monitoring System

Section 6: Fall Protection Application/ Exercises

  • Case Studies
  • Exam
  • Hands on practice