Fall Protection Competent Person Training (Construction)


Understand OSHA's fall protection competent person standards for the construction industry, where they apply, and why they're important to your safety. Start now! 

Includes: Certificate of Completion

Duration: 1 Hour(s) | Language: English | 4.3 (19 Reviews)

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About this Course

What is Fall Protection Training?

Someone can fall at any time. Fall protection involves using controls to prevent or stop personnel from falling. Our course covers the importance of fall protection on construction sites, including the use of personal fall arrest devices, safety net systems, and guardrails. It also covers the process of inspecting fall protective gear. The course will teach workers how to identify potential hazards, develop an effective safety plan, and select appropriate safety measures.

What is the OSHA Requirement for Fall Protection Training?

OSHA requires companies to train all employees who may experience a fall hazard. This standard applies to employees who are required to wear personal protection equipment or similar devices. Falls are a leading cause of fatal and serious workplace injuries. Employers are required by OSHA to:

  • Offer working environments free from recognized hazards
  • Maintain clean and dry floors in work areas
  • Supply personal protective equipment to employees
  • Train staff members about workplace hazards in a language they understand

Employers can further avoid accidents by emphasizing preventative actions such as hazard assessment and establishing a fall protection strategy. Anchorage locations should be given special consideration, as should ensuring that workers who use personal fall protection devices understand how to use them.

How Often is Fall Protection Training Required?

To keep their certification current, employees must take a refresher course every two years. When new employees are hired without the proper training, additional training is obviously required. When new staff members are added to the team or the worksite changes in any way, new training is also required.

Who Should Take Fall Protection Training? 

All construction personnel covered by OSHA's fall protection standards must take fall protection training.  

That includes workers, supervisors, and managers that work near or supervise any area that requires fall protection: leading-edge work, hoist areas, formwork, rebar, walkways, excavations, roofing activities, and wall openings. 

Workers who inspect, investigate or assess job sites prior to the actual start of work are exempt from OSHA fall protection standards. 

Note: OSHA has a separate set of standards for General Industry (non-construction workplaces). This course does NOT satisfy training requirements for non-construction workplaces. 

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Topics Covered

  • Falls 
  • Protection from Falling Objects 
  • Types of Fall Protection - Active Systems 
  • Types of Fall Protection - Passive Systems 
  • Inspecting Fall Protection Equipment 
  • Positioning Device Systems 
  • Safety Monitoring System 
  • Fall Protection Plan 
  • Training 
  • Case Study


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Your course will expire one (1) year after you purchase it (the date you submit payment), unless the course itself indicates otherwise.

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How Quickly Will I Get My Certificate of Completion?

Once you finish your course and pass any required exams, you can print your certificate of completion right away.

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If you lose your certificate of completion and need a new one, you can contact customer service at (877) 881-2235 or support@360training.com.

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  • Your purchase was made no more than 72 hours prior to your refund request.
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    • Attempted any portion of a test or exam.
    • Requested or been issued a certificate of completion.
    • Completed 50% or more of the purchased course.

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