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Fall Protection Competent Person



Course Description:


This Fall Protection Competent Person Course 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 Course 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).


Course Objective:


Upon successful completion of the Course, 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:


Course 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 Course 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 Course 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 Course, 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 Course Registration Form


Advanced Fall Protection Course Registration Form


We have also combined our 6 hour Fall Protection Competent Person Course with our Scaffold Competent Person Course 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 Thomas Safety Solutions Inc.

Main Office: 7915 Bluegrass Road, Canyon, Texas.

Florida Office: 1325 Church Street, Pierson, Florida 32180

(866) 735-SAFE (7233) - Toll Free Office

(386) 749-9262 - Office

(386) 749-4206 – Fax

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