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Fall Protection: Fundamentals for the Competent Person

January 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Fall Protection Fundamentals for the Competent Person course addresses a critical issue in the construction industry, where falls are a leading cause of fatalities, compromising one-third of all construction-related deaths, according to statistics.

After this course, the competent persons will be able to:

Employ the OSHA fall protection standard.
Interpret the requirements for safe and effective utilization of personal fall arrest systems and their various components.
Calculate the total fall clearance distance for a personal fall arrest system.
Demonstrate and train others on the procedure for donning a full-body harness through six simple steps.
Interpret OSHA’s regulatory requirements governing the secure use of ladders and stairways.
Inspect pre-operation inspections for vehicles and lift components, ensuring worker safety when using aerial lifts.
Compare the three primary types of fall protection systems to determine the best fall protection solution for the hazard.
Apply the competent person’s responsibilities concerning fall protection.
Create fall protection plans and conduct inspections.
Mitigate the risk of falls and promote safety within the construction industry.