NOTE: This 8-hour course is a refresher of EM 385 24-Hour Fall Protection for the Competent Person course. To remain certified, this course must be taken two years after the initial 24-hour course or their last refresher. If you have not taken the initial 24-hour course, or it has been longer than two years since your initial course or last refresher, you must retake the 24-hour course. Click here to view the initial 24-hour program.
This course includes in-class lectures including PowerPoint and video and hands-on scenarios applying theory discussed to practical workplace situations. This Competent Person refresher training is a pass/fail program incorporating both written and practical examinations and is based on the requirements of the federal regulations and local legislation that will be discussed and reinforced. Attendees will re-learn practical solutions to difficult fall protection problems using appropriate tools and equipment.
Course content complies with the requirements within OSHA 1926.32(f), 1926.500, 1910 ANSI/ASSE Z359.2 code. (EM 385-1-1, updated March 2015) (8-hours) standards. Additionally, this course will reinforce the participant’s knowledge and skills to perform the annual inspection and record-keeping under these standards.
Once the course is completed, attendees will be able to prevent fall hazards by utilizing a hierarchy of controls and upon completion will have a clear understanding of:
- The importance of OSHA fall protection statistics & Fall Protection Safety
- Applicable fall protection guidelines and how to adhere to them at work including the OSHA, ANSI/ASSE and UASCE EM385.
- Fall protection and the system of hierarchy of controls – Elimination, Prevention, Arrest, and Administrative.
- Personal fall protection systems (Harnesses, Anchorage, Body Support, and Connecting Means)
- Fall protection principles to include: Work Positioning Systems, Lifelines – Horizontal and Vertical, Ladder Climbing Systems, Rigid Rail Systems, Controlled Descent Devices
- Administrative controls to include: Diagrams of Fall Arrest System Clearance, Inspection of components of Fall Arrest Systems and Identifying Potential Fall Hazards: (Qualitative Risk Assessment, Quantitative Risk Assessment, Fall Hazard Detection Methods, Developing Fall Protection Plans)
- Rescue planning, Training Requirements, and Rescue Techniques
The course will give specific emphasis and training on the following construction operations:
- Overview of fall protection use and requirements Aerial Lifts (scissor lifts, boom lifts, personnel hoist)
- Overview of fall protection use and requirements on ladders, stairways, and scaffolding systems
- Overview of fall protection use and requirements during confined space operation and confined space rescue operations
- Overview of fall protection use and requirements for material handling and hoisting operations
Any fall protection equipment that is required will be demonstrated during class; however, students can bring their own personal fall equipment to class for both demonstration and use. Participants will be required to participate in Personal Fall Arrest Systems training (hands-on exercises), which may include: inspection procedures, donning procedures, fit test, selection, application and care of equipment.
Class Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (daily during session)
Registration: Contact us for more information 877-399-1698
PLEASE NOTE: The Open Enrollment version of this course requires a minimum of 5 registered and paid students to take place. In the event this minimum is not reached, the course will be shifted to the next planned training date.