Seminar Description:

This Fall Protection Competent Person Seminar is designed for individuals who are responsible for the supervision, implementation and monitoring of a managed fall protection program.  It provides a fundamental understanding of the OSHA and ANSI requirements for The Fall Protection Competent Person, as well as providing the participant with solid practical knowledge on how to identify and control common fall hazards. Participants will expand their knowledge and ability to identify hazardous conditions, develop programs and make equipment selections to properly deal with fall hazards.  This seminar will also develop an overall knowledge of how to select, inspect, use and install fall protection systems, and covers hazard identification and applicable commercial and residential construction regulations.  This training may also cover the New Residential Fall Protection Directive, which became effective June 16, 2011, if your company needs this training.  The new directive requires all residential builders to comply with 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(13).

Seminar Objective:

Upon successful completion of the seminar, participants will be able to recognize and mitigate fall hazards through a hierarchy of fall hazard controls and will have a basic understanding of the following:

Seminar Topics:

Overview of Fall Prevention and Protection

Responsibilities of The Fall Protection Competent Person

Applicable OSHA and ANSI Fall Protection regulations

  • OSHA, 29 CFR 1926.500, Subpart M and the ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Code of 2007

The Need for Fall Protection

Hazard Analysis

  • Recognition of hazards

  • Evaluation criteria

  • Control measures

Fall Prevention vs. Protection

General Principles of Fall Protection

  • Total fall distance calculations

  • Free Fall distance calculations

  • Minimizing fall forces

Personal Fall Arrest Systems

  • Inspection procedures

  • Donning procedures

  • Selection, application and care of equipment

Fall Protection on Aerial Lifts and Ladders

Thomas Safety Solutions offers two options:

Option 1:  Fall Protection for the Competent Person (Basics).  This seminar will teach the basics for everything you need to know to meet the requirements of a 'Competent Person'; and Upon successful completion, participants will receive a wallet card from Thomas Safety Solutions.

Total Hours:  6 Hours

Option 2:  Advanced Fall Protection for the Competent Person.  This is a complete training seminar which will exceed OSHA and ANSI requirements for the 'Competent Person', and includes hands on training;  Upon successful completion, participants receive a wallet card and a certification of training from Thomas Safety Solutions, Inc.

Total Time:  2- Day

There is an exam at the end of this seminar, which requires a minimum score of 70% or better to pass.

Call for pricing, specific topics needed, or if you need special scheduling.

Fall Protection Seminar Registration Form

Advanced Fall Protection Seminar Registration Form

We have also combined our 6 hour Fall Protection Competent Person Seminar with our Scaffold Competent Person Seminar to bring you added value if you have a need for both.

Total Hours:  10 Hours

Fall Protection-Scaffold Registration Form

  • Inspections and Duties of a Competent Person;

  • Physics of a Fall;

  • Fall Hazard Assessments;

  • Identify, Control and Correct Fall Hazards;

  • Safe Work Practices;

  • Falls and Falling Object Protection;

  • Definitions that Apply to Fall Protection;

  • Conventional Methods of Fall Protection;

  • Other Methods of Fall Protection;

  • Fall Arrest and Fall Restraint Systems;

  • Equipment Inspections and Maintenance;

  • The New Residential Fall Protection Directive;

  • Handling an OSHA Compliance Inspection at your Construction Site.

 And much, much more!

Be sure to check out all of our other safety and health training, including our 10 & 30 Hour OSHA, Scaffold Competent Person, Excavation Competent Person, Confined Space Entry, Qualified Rigging, Qualified Crane Signaling, and more.

Thomas Safety Solutions provides services in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas.


Contact Information:

Main Office                                                                      South Florida Office
1325 Church Street                                            3000 NW 43rd Terrace; Unit 102
Pierson, FL 32180-2650                                         Lauderdale Lakes, FL  33313
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(386) 749-9262 – Office

(386) 749-4206 – Fax