Competent Person Fall Protection
The main objective of Competent Person Fall Protection training is for workers to understand the mechanics and performance of each piece of equipment they are required to use on the job. The participants will have the clear understanding of the necessity of 100% connection 100% of the time to a proper attachment point, along with the need to apply this with a clear understanding of the Scope Of Work (SOW).
Competent Person typically use pre-established fall protection systems and are often responsible for selecting anchorages or systems. The Competent Person knows how the equipment works and must have the skill and experience necessary to determine what fall protection should initially be established. Authorized persons usually work closely with competent persons or competent rescuers.
OSHA CFR 1926.32 (d) "Competent person" means one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.503 Training Requirements for Fall Protection
29 CFR 1910.132-140,Subpart I) OSHA PPE Regulations
29 CFR 1926. Subpart M
All employees exposed to fall hazards in construction work need training in the recognition and avoidance of fall hazards and in the use of any fall protection systems to be used, pursuant to, as applicable, 29 CFR 1926.21(b)(2), 29 CFR 1926.503, or 29 CFR 1926.1060.
ANSI Z359.2-2007 Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program
The participants in the Competent Person Fall Protection shall have already successfully completed the Authorized Person Fall Protection course and a minimum of 90 days of documented, full time supervised work experience related to the normal tasks expected of them at the work place.
Prior to certification, all candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum of 18 years of age.
- Sign liability release forms and confidentiality statements.
- Show proper identification.
Classroom lecture and practical training
Course Time Line:
- Performance, Regulations and Company Policy
- Anchor Connectors
- Connectors and D-Rings
- Full Body Harness
- Energy Absorbers and Energy Absorbing Lanyards
- Work Positioning Devices
- Self-Retracting Devices
- Vertical Lifelines,
- Rope Grabs and Back-up Devices
- Ladder Climbing Systems
- Horizontal Lifelines
- Climbing Knots
- Hard Hats and Helmets
- Proper Footwear
- Eye and Face Protection
- Hearing Protection
- Clothing and Dress
- Introduction to Rescue
- Inspection, Care and Maintenance
* This list is non-exhaustive and may change from time-to-time.
Introduction of Competent Level Skills:
- Anchorages systems
- Job Hazard Awareness
- Practical evaluation
- Oral evaluation
- Written exam
- Review of testing after completion of course
In accordance with ANSI Z359.2-07, the documentation for training and evaluation shall include the following:
- Trainer or evaluator’s name;
- Students name;
- Third party organization’s name;
- Dates and times of training or evaluation;
- Course objective and content
- Performance of candidates based upon observation of physical demonstration of skill and on theoretical exercises.
Re-certification Training Requirements:
In accordance with the standard ANSI Z359.2-2007 (220.127.116.11), competent person training shall be conducted at least every two years.
Employers responsibility to evaluate: It is the responsibility of the employer, not the training provider to determine if an employee is fit for employment. Having a certificate of completion does not guarantee the candidate’s performance at a later date, or how much information and skill a candidate retains over a period of time. The certificates acquired by candidates only demonstrate that they have completed the program.
On-the-Job Training (OJT):
Additional OTJ Training will be required and recorded by the Competent Person and the employer when encountering new PPE in accordance with OSHA 1910 and 1926 standards.
Terms & Conditions
Bookings are regarded as confirmed only upon receipt of a full payment or a company purchase order.
Booking placed by purchase order are binding. Payment will be required in full for the number of candidates and duration of training specified on the order.
Candidates will not be accepted onto a course unless they can demonstrate evidence of compliance with the entry requirements for that course. Such evidence will normally take the form of valid certificate of competence. Candidates will be required to sign to confirm that they meet the pre-entry requirements including a statement of medical fitness prior to the start of the course. If a candidate is unable to meet the pre-entry requirements they may not be able to continue with training and without refund.
Provisional Hold Requests
We may provisionally hold a place for an agreed period of time, payment or purchase order will be required by the agreed date. A provisionally held place is not a booking and after the agreed date for purchase order or payment, may be offered to other candidates/companies.
Course Cancellation Fees
- More than 1 months notice - refunded full amount less administration fee of $150.00 per person
- Between 3-4 weeks notice of course date - 70% refund is given
- Between 2-3 weeks notice of course date - 50% refund is given
- Less than 2 weeks notice of course date - a refund is not available
Course Postponement Fees:
- More than 3 weeks notice - no charge
- Between 2-3 weeks - 20% charge to change
- Between 1-2 weeks - 50% charge to change
- Less than 1 week - 100% charge to change
- If a candidate does not complete the course then a refund is not available.
- Any instructor or admin expenses incurred pre-course commencement will be charged in full for any cancellation or postponement regardless of notice duration.
- Training for work at height may involve physical exertion in conditions of exposure to height. It is essential that all candidates are physically fit and able to carry out the tasks expected of them without risk to themselves or others.
- Impact Access, Inc. cannot accept bookings for courses involving exposure to height from candidates with medical contra-indications against working at height. A non-exhaustive list of such conditions is given below:
- Heart disease / chest pain and respiratory issues
- High blood pressure
- Epilepsy, fits, blackouts
- Fear of heights / vertigo
- Giddiness / difficulty with balance
- Impaired limb function to include back problems
- Alcohol or drug dependence
- Psychiatric illness / counseling
- It is the responsibility of the individual or organization making the booking to ensure that candidates attending the courses are free of any of the conditions described above or any other medical condition that could impair their ability on the training course to which they have subscribed.
- By submitting a purchase order, the applicant asserts that candidates are physically fit for the intended course. It is unlikely that applicants can be certain of being free of contraindications without a proper examination by a medical Doctor.
- A candidate will be withdrawn immediately and permanently from training by the instructor during any course time should the candidate exhibit ill health or inappropriate horseplay.