Course Description

Prerequisites: OSHA #3115

Course Description: This course is for individuals that are responsible for the supervision, implementation and monitoring of a managed fall protection program in construction or general industry. This full-day course incorporates extensive hands-on training for the “Competent Person” who will be managing fall safety, and is based on the requirements of the US OSHA 1910 and 1926 regulations, and the current ANSI/ASSP Z359.2 and ANSI/ISEA 121 standards. Demonstrations, tours, and activities will cover fall protection equipment selection and inspections, anchor points, positioning systems, passive systems, active systems, leading edges, dropped object prevention, MEWPs, suspension trauma, fallen worker rescue and retrieval, and unique engineered systems.

When work is performed on elevated surfaces, effective protection against falls must be provided. Employers are required to train each employee who is or might be exposed to fall hazards, including recognizing fall risks and hazards and solutions to minimize them. This program equips attendees to train their workers and manage fall protection more effectively.

Students Will Learn: • Selection, application and use of various fall protection systems • How to properly don and fit fall protection equipment • Formal equipment inspection procedures and documentation • State of the art dropped object prevention technology • Suspension trauma prevention options • Identification of hazards impacting equipment integrity • OSHA, ANSI, and manufacturer inspection criteria

Who Should Attend: Competent Persons, Managers, Supervisors of individuals working at height or exposed to fall hazards, and those working toward becoming Competent Persons.

Equipment Requirements: Keene State College Safety Education Center and reputable vendors will provide various equipment to have a very successful Hands-On course. All attendees should bring their own PFAS equipment to the course, along with head/eye/hand/foot protection and sunscreen. This will provide attendees the opportunity to incorporate their own gear into the lab sessions and gain valuable experience inspecting and using their own equipment.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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