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Competent Person


Duration: 2 days (up to 16 hours)

Dates & Locations:
March 23-24, 2021 – Tampa, FL

SKU: N/A Category:


Style: In class lecture including slides and video, hands-on scenarios applying theory discussed to practical workplace situations. This Competent Person training is a pass/fail program incorporating both written and practical examinations and is based on the requirements of the OSHA Regulations, ANSI Z359.2 as well as local legislation that will be discussed and reinforced. Attendees will learn practical solutions to difficult fall protection problems using appropriate tools and equipment.

Topics Discussed:

  • Regulations relating to all Fall Protection topics
  • Fall hazard elimination and controls methods
  • Fall hazard surveys and fall protection procedures
  • Responsibilities of Competent Persons
  • Detailed inspection of equipment components and systems
  • Fall protection system assessments and determining when a system is unsafe
  • Fall protection rescue procedures
  • Selection and use of non-certified anchorages
  • Fall hazard surveys

The Competent Person training enables the attendee to be responsible for the immediate supervision, implementation and monitoring of a managed fall protection program. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate acknowledging you have met or exceeded OSHA and ANSI requirements as a Competent Person.

Recommended Attendance:
Managers, immediate supervisors of individuals working at height, safety professionals or other key personnel that are responsible for the supervision, implementation and monitoring of a managed fall protection program.

DISCLAIMER AND CANCELLATION POLICY: THE ACADEMY FOR RIGGING AND TRAINING WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION DURING AN AUTHORIZED FALL PROTECTION COURSE. Note: A cancellation of a scheduled course within 1 week of set date will result in payment of 100% of the course fee; cancellation 1 week or more prior to set course date will result in a 50% payment of the total course fee. A purchase order, credit card or company check is required to initiate this course.

Companies sending students to attend Capital Safety training must provide evidence of insurance coverage via a current insurance certificate (ACORD format preferred) at least 5 business days prior to the training date. The insurance coverage required is proof of general liability (GL) and worker’s compensation (WC). The attendee will be required to sign a Participant Waiver and Release of Liability on the first day of training in order to participate in the climbing and descent portions of the training. If at one week prior to the course start date a minimum student enrollment count has not been reached, THE ACADEMY FOR RIGGING AND TRAINING, reserves the right to cancel the course. Rescheduling support will be provided.

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