OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training
In accordance with Federal OSHA Regulations 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M
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“The course is well designed to help learners recognize the hazards of falling and how to minimize them. It covers well the potential hazards and protective measures they can take to help prevent injuries while working on elevated working platforms and runways.”
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OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course is designed for individuals in the construction industry, seeking certification for work in compliance with OSHA’s Fall Protection Regulations as codified in 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M.
Falls are a leading cause of death in the construction industry. According to statistics, falls account for one-third of all fatalities in the construction industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 805 workers died from slips, trips, and falls in 2020. The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) in its May 2022 Data Bulletin reported an annual average of 376 fatal injuries from falls, slips, and trips and 22,900 nonfatal injuries between 2018 and 2020 in the construction industry in the United States. Many of these falls were from roofs, scaffolds, and ladders.
Managers, supervisors, and workers whose jobs require them to work on overhead platforms or elevated workstations (such as scaffolding, roofs, or ladders) should be given adequate training to understand the risk factors that contribute to falls and the preventive measures to ensure safety when working at heights.
This OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course will cover important areas related to the fall hazard and preventative measures to be applied. The OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course will educate learners about the safe use of fall protection systems and their inspection and care, along with the best practices for ensuring safety and health when using ladders, stairways, and aerial lifts.
Some of the benefits of HAZWOPER OSHA Online Training
Once you complete the required study time, you can take the final exam. Upon passing the final exam, you will receive an electronic OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training certificate of course completion which will be emailed to you immediately.
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- Our telephone support is available Monday to Saturday 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Pacific time).
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- Email: info@HAZWOPER-OSHA.com
- Toll-free: (866) 429-6742
- Local: (310) 498-0546
Our interactive OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course adds more value for the learner by creating a two-way dialogue and enabling a personalized, user-focused experience from start to finish. We periodically update content and add new videos, graphics, and animations to make the user experience interesting, informative, and enjoyable while keeping the safety training course content fresh and as dynamic as possible.
This OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course is narrated by professional narrators, who know how to bring their words to life in an enthusiastic, conversational tone. We firmly believe that the right voice can help elevate your learning experience.
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This OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course is taken entirely online. The material can be accessed anywhere, anytime from a computer, iPad®, iPhone®, or an Android® device of your choice. All you need is a fast internet connection and access to a web browser. All our training courses are built using HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your smartphone or another mobile device such as a tablet.
Our cloud-based learning management system (LMS) tracks your progress, which means you can seamlessly switch between different devices during your OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training without losing any progress. This means you can stop training in the middle of a lesson on your iPad and resume your OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training on your iPhone without missing a step.
As our safety training courses are self-paced, you can complete OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training at your convenience, moving through training content as quickly or slowly as you like.
The core objective of the OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course is to familiarize learners with the pertinent elements of OSHA’s fall protection standard for the construction industry (29 CFR 1926 Subpart M), develop an understanding of the various available fall protection systems, and acquaint them with the safe work practices for using these systems safely and effectively.
After completion of the OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course, the learner will be able to:
- Understand OSHA regulations pertaining to fall protection;
- Comprehend the responsibilities of a competent person for fall protection;
- List the three major types of fall protection systems;
- Understand the requirements for the safe and effective use of personal fall arrest system and its various components;
- Calculate the total fall clearance distance for a personal fall arrest system;
- Understand the procedure for donning a full-body harness in six simple steps;
- Comprehend OSHA’s regulatory requirements for the safe use of ladders and stairways; and
- Understand the importance of pre-operation inspection of the vehicle and lift components in terms of worker safety while using aerial lifts.
- Module 1: Fall Protection Systems– This module provides an overview of the various types of available fall protection systems and their use, as well as a detailed explanation of the personal fall arrest system (PFAS) as a means of controlling (or stopping) a worker falling from an elevated level such as when working on a scaffold or on a roof. Lessons will also explain the role of anchorage in a PFAS and the considerations for its selection and use, discuss the different types of connectors used in a PFAS, and describe the role of a deceleration device in minimizing the impact of a fall.
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Fall Protection
- Lesson 2: Personal Fall Arrest System
- Lesson 3: PFAS – Lanyards and Lifelines
- Lesson 4: Full-body Harness
- Lesson 5: Safety Considerations of PFAS
- Module 2: Ladders, Stairways, and Aerial Lifts– This module explains the regulatory requirements relating to ladders and stairways safety, as well as the procedures for the safe operation of aerial lifts. Lessons will summarize OSHA regulations relating to ladders and stairways, list the four main types of ladders and the five recognized duty ratings for ladders, briefly explain the general guidelines for setting up a ladder and the proper storage guidelines for ladders, examine the importance of ladder inspections before use and summarize the basic principles of ladder safety, and explain the hazards associated with aerial lifts and safe work practices to be implemented.
- Lesson 6: Introduction to Ladder Safety
- Lesson 7: Setting-up a Ladder
- Lesson 8: Regulatory Requirements – Ladders
- Lesson 9: Ladder Maintenance and Safety Procedures
- Lesson 10: Regulatory Requirements – Stairways
- Lesson 11: Aerial Lifts
This OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course is designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and is updated and reviewed as new requirements or regulations are issued by OSHA, the EPA, the DOT, and other regulatory authorities, as relevant. The OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course meets and exceeds the compliance requirements of OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard for the Construction Industry, 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M.
OSHA Safety Training Certification
Once the OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format.
There are no prerequisites for this OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course.
A Final Note
It is important to remember that attending a training course on its own will not make a worker competent. Competence is developed over time by implementing the knowledge acquired through a training course to on-the-job work processes. Therefore, in addition to this online course, it is important that you receive additional on-site training from your employer.
As an employer, do you want to train your employees as a team? Do your employees want to learn from a qualified instructor?
HAZWOPER OSHA offers customized group instructor-led training (ILT). We facilitate virtual training for groups of all sizes, led by OSHA-authorized trainers who guide individuals through the key topics of the OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training as per 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M regulations.
We can customize this OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course with your workplace-specific requirements so you can quickly and easily meet your workplace safety and health training goals.
Rates for the ILT OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course is dependent on the number of participants and changes required (if any) to the course content.
- Course(s) of your choice,
- Preferred date for scheduling the training, and
- Number of employees expected to be trained.
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As experts in the field of safety training, we at HAZWOPER OSHA Training are aware of the various methods employers use to train their employees. Therefore, we are prepared to develop customized SCORM packages to suit your organization’s safety training needs. As such, we can convert this online OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course into a SCORM package to enable you to train your employees using your company’s LMS, making training accessible and hassle-free.
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- Managers, supervisors, and workers who must work on overhead platforms, elevated workstations, or over dangerous equipment or machinery as part of their job duties.
- Workers who work at heights doing roofing work, leading-edge work, painting, or bricklaying on high walls, or working on walkways and excavations.
This same OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course can be used for re-training/refresher training purposes, as needed.
Please Note: OSHA does not specify how often someone needs to attend this training. Therefore, refresher training is at the employer’s discretion and may be required if there are regulatory changes.
Once you pass the final examination of the OSHA Competent Person for Fall Protection Training course, you will immediately be able to download and print your course completion certificate in PDF format.