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Fall Protection Competent Person Certification

May 5, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pricing $175 – CCBE Members / $200 Non-Members

With nearly $20 million in penalties across all industries, fall protection topped the list of OSHA’s most frequently cited standards during fiscal year 2014. Out of a total of 39,228 OSHA inspections, 6,896 produced citations specifically related to violations of OSHA standard 1926.501 – general fall protection. Those 7,120 citations resulted in $19,834,111 in fines against employers.

 This course is designed for individuals responsible for using and inspecting personal fall arrest systems at the “competent person” level. The training provides experience,    methodology, hands-on applications and an in-depth look at the regulations (Cal/OSHA) and standards (ANSI). The final phase covers the periodic “formal” inspection of personal fall arrest systems, and hands-on donning of PFAS.

Topics Covered Include:

Overview of Fall Prevention and Protection

The Need for Fall Protection
– Regulations
– Height trigger points and work being conducted

Hazard Analysis
– Recognition of hazards
– Evaluation criteria
– Control measures

Fall Prevention vs. Protection

Types of Fall Protection
– Guardrails
– Safety Nets
– Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS), Positioning Systems

Fall Protection Plan
– What it is, elements
– Controlled access zones
– Roles and responsibilities of personnel

General Principles of Fall Protection

– Fall clearance calculations
– Total fall distance calculations
– Minimizing fall forces

Personal Fall Arrest Systems (Hands-on exercises)
– Inspection procedures
– Donning procedures
– Fit test
– Selection, application and care of equipment

Fall Protection on Aerial Lifts and Ladders

– Fall victim
– Suspension Trauma
– Self-rescue and assisted self-rescue

Fall Hazard Task Evaluation

CCR CSO Article 24 (Exercise)

Presented by: JT Parnell, Boretti, Inc.


May 5, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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