Do You Need to Take the Competent Person for Fall Protection Course?
Fall protection training is required for construction workers and supervisors who work at elevation. The Competent Person for Fall Protection course offered by NET provides an overview of fall protection methods and teaches employees to use fall protection systems in construction settings.
This course covers the aspects for a competent person as required by OSHA standards and helps employees understand the concept of fall protection and how it applies to the construction industry. While this course may be used to help with the designation of a competent person, OSHA regulations mandate that the employer must be the one to ultimately make this designation.
Employers must provide fall protection training to employees prior to working on or around elevated surfaces. Employers must be aware of fall hazards and eliminate or control the hazards or the employees’ exposure to them. Employees are responsible for following the policies, procedures, and fall protection training requirements established by employers.
Choosing NET for Competent Person for Fall Protection Training
Our Competent Person for Fall Protection course is designed to work around your schedule.
Take the course from any device using HAZWOPER On Mobile.
Log in and out at your own convenience and pick up right where you left off each time.
The Fall Protection course counts as continuing education units (CEUs). This course is accepted for .167 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and .1 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
Access U.S.-based support throughout the course via phone or email.
Download an e-certificate immediately upon completion. A wallet card will be delivered by mail.
Group discounts are available for parties of three or more.
The Competent Person for Fall Protection course is comprised of a full-length video that features more than 25 interactive animations and award winning content delivered with audio narration.
Students will complete a series of self grading quizzes and a final exam while an OSHA Study Timer tracks your progress and allows you to log in and out as needed.
This 1-hour course counts as CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) from the ABIH and is eligible for CEU’s and .1 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
The Competent Person for Fall Protection course is designed to give employees the ability to assess compliance with the OSHA Fall Protection Standard, evaluate installed passive system and fall arrest systems, and develop and implement fall protection plans.
This modular course covers the following topics:
- Personal Fall Arrest Systems
- Proper Donning of Harness
- Using Personal Fall Arrest Systems Safely
- Aerial Lift Safety
- Ladder Safety, types of Ladders and Inspection
- Setting up Ladders
- Ladder Safety Basics
- OSHA Requirements for Ladders in Use
- Ladder Safety Use
- Stairways and Ladders
Upon course completion students will have the ability to assess compliance with the OSHA Fall Protection Standard, evaluate installed passive systems and fall arrest systems, and develop and implement fall protection plans.
This course works in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1926.500 subpart M regulations.
Physical and On Site Requirements
OSHA-approved Plan States must have standards at least as stringent as Federal HAZWOPER training requirements and may have additional training requirements of their own.
This course has no prerequisites.
What is required for certification of fall protection training?
The employer shall verify compliance with paragraph (a) of this section by preparing a written certification record. The written certification record shall contain the name or other identity of the employee trained, the date(s) of the fall protection training, and the signature of the person who conducted the training or the signature of the employer. If the employer relies on training conducted by another employer or completed prior to the effective date of this section, the certification record shall indicate the date the employer determined the prior fall protection training was adequate rather than the date of actual training.