Fall Protection Competent Person

(Course # FPA-101)

This course was developed for individuals who are responsible for fall protection, administrators of fall protection programs and managerial awareness. This course includes the criteria to comply with OSHA inspections for Fall Protection equipment.

OSHA (29-CFR 1910 & 1926) and ANSI Z359-2007 Fall Arrest Code standards provide information requirements for both General and Construction Industry and will assist you in complying with requirements for your company.

All fall protection equipment and anchorages must be inspected at the beginning of each eight-hour shift by an authorized person and at least once per year (or more frequently if required by manufacturer), by a competent person or a competent rescuer as appropriate to verify equipment is safe to use.

Written or electronic records of inspection should be kept on file for the service life of product.

Training will include the following:

  • Introduction to Fall Prevention and Protection
  • Standards & Regulations pertaining to Fall Protection
  • Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices
  • Evaluating Fall Hazards
  • Supported/Suspended access
  • Roofing & Hoist Areas
  • Wall openings
  • Inspection procedures
  • Rescue Planning

This course includes both classroom and practical hands-on exercises. Written and practical exams are given to verify students understanding of the Fall Protection requirements and responsibilities per OSHA and ANSI Standards.

Each Student Will Receive:

  • Fall Protection manual
  • OSHA & ANSI standards
  • Inspection checklist

Certificate of Attendance and Qualification Wallet Card upon satisfactory completion.