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16 hour training program


This course is designed for managers and supervisors of workers who use fall protection equipment.

The first day of this course utilizes the Competent Person 1-day program material. Day 2 involves a detailed analysis of the regulatory requirements and related fall protection standards, as well as covering hazard recognition, equipment inspection and a theoretical review of rescue.


Training Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify fall hazards and outline examples of fall prevention versus fall protection, including; Fall Restraint, Positioning and Fall Arrest.

  • Identify key components (referred to as the ABC’s) of fall protection equipment and describe legislative requirements for fall prevention and protection.

  • Understand how to calculate fall clearance distance and outline methods to minimize fall arrest forces.

  • Recognize fall hazards and determine corrective actions.

  • Identify the key elements of a rescue program.

  • Demonstrate proper inspection, donning and use of a full body harness as well as associated equipment (i.e. fixed lanyards, self-retracting lanyards, cross-arm straps, etc.).


Target Audience:
  • Workers and associates who would use fall protection equipment on a regular basis.

  • Supervisors and managers of associates working at height.

  • Those seeking competency in fall protection.


Course Length and Options:

This is a 2-day (16-hour) Competent Person Training Program.

The program may be offered on-site and can be designed to utilize the client’s fall protection equipment and site-specific. This program may also be presented in a train-the-trainer format.

Successful completion of this program will require participants to pass a written test.

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