Fall Protection Competent Person & Competent Equipment Inspector Certification

Hours: 16 Hours

NATEC’s Competent Person and Competent Equipment Inspector Dual Certification Training Course is designed to introduce safety professionals, construction inspectors and similar personnel with current and updated knowledge of the fall protection principles, hazard identification, fall protection systems, program development/implementation and relevant standards and regulations.

The course delves into the appropriate selection, utilization, and setup of fall protection gear. It also covers pertinent fall protection rules and the process of identifying fall hazards. With a blend of theoretical sessions and hands-on training, participants gain a robust grasp of the integral components of a fall protection strategy.

To ensure mastery of the discussed principles, both written and practical evaluations are conducted. Certification is provided upon successful completion of the course to meet your organization’s due diligence and regulatory stipulations.

Course Outline – 8 Hours

Upon completion, students will have advanced knowledge of the following:

  • Fundamentals of Fall Protection
  • Anchorage Requirements
  • Energy Absorbing Lanyards
  • Function and Purpose of Energy Absorbers
  • Fall Protection Hardware
  • Work Positioning Systems
  • Basics of Installing Fall Protection Systems
  • Calculating Required Clearances
  • Determining Acceptable Anchorages
  • Selecting Fall Protection System Components
  • Fall Protection and Fall Arrest
  • Standards and Regulations Affecting the Fall Protection Industry
  • Recognizing and Identifying Fall Hazards
  • Donning a Full Body Harness
  • Self-Retracting Lifelines
  • Fall Protection Regulations (OSHA) and Fall Protection Standards (ANSI)
  • Basics of Inspection of Fall Arrest Equipment for the Competent Person

Day 2: 2 Hours Classroom / 4-6 hours hands-on

Fall Protection Inspection Training Program 2-3 hours   

This in-depth course equips participants with the expertise to assess fall protection equipment effectively. Upon concluding the course, attendees will be adept at determining if equipment is fit for continued use or if it necessitates removal from service. This program complements the Fall Protection Competent Person Certification training program providing a more in-depth focus on inspection.

The curriculum encompasses a thorough understanding of relevant standards and regulations, their mandates and their significance in the inspection procedure. Graduates of the course will be awarded a certificate, attesting to their proficiency in meeting the criteria set by OSHA and ANSI standards.

Topics Discussed

  • Standards – ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
  • Regulations – OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
  • Inspection process for a range of fall protection equipment
    • Full body harnesses
    • Shock absorbing and positioning lanyards
    • Self retracting lifelines
    • Anchorage connectors
  • Key inspection components
    • Webbing, hardware, stitching, labels, buckles, d-rings
  • Documentation methods / recording and logging of inspections

Handson: Fall Protection Fall Arrest System & Inspection 2-3 hours

Building on the foundational knowledge from NATEC’s Competent Person and Equipment Inspector Certification, this hands-on training session is tailored for participants to gain practical experience in the application and inspection of fall protection equipment. The course emphasizes the real-world donning and doffing of fall protection gear, ensuring students are well-equipped to handle equipment safely and efficiently.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Practical Fall Protection Gear Application
    • Importance of proper donning and doffing procedures
    • Safety precautions to consider
  2. Hands-on Donning & Doffing of Full Body Harness
    • Step-by-step guidance on wearing and adjusting the harness
    • Practical exercises with instructor feedback
  3. Basics of Fall Arrest Systems
    • Setting up and using energy-absorbing lanyards
    • Engaging with work positioning systems
  4. Practical Inspection Techniques
    • Identifying wear and tear on equipment
    • Hands-on inspection of webbing, hardware, stitching, labels, buckles, and d-rings
  5. Documentation & Logging
    • Proper methods for recording inspections
    • Importance of maintaining accurate logs for safety compliance
  6. Q&A and Feedback Session
    • Addressing any queries or concerns
    • Sharing experiences and best practices

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