Fall Protection Competent Person/Industrial Rescue


The Fall Protection Competent Person/Industrial Rescue course is intended for those whose job responsibilities require them to actively supervise employees and contractors working at elevation. This is an interactive session with demonstration, written exams, and field exercises to accomplish the course objectives.

Competent Person: One who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous to employees, and has the authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Fall Protection Competent Person/Industrial Rescue training, the student will be familiar with:

  • Standards review and how to apply them
  • Understanding the importance of fall protection safety
  • ABCs of fall protection – anchorage, body support and connecting means
  • Passive and active systems
  • Lanyards: Shock-absorbing and self-retracting
  • 100% tie off
  • Introduction to specialized fall protection equipment
  • Life lines horizontal/vertical
  • Ladder climbing systems
  • Work positioning systems
  • Controlled decent devices
  • Fall arrest system clearance diagrams
  • Identification of fall hazards
  • Fall hazard assessment techniques
  • Rescue considerations

Additional Information

Course Length: 8 hrs

Course Required By: OSHA

CFR Reference: OSHA Subpart C-1926.32 (f); ANSI Z359.1-1992 7.2.3

Written Exam: Written and hands-on competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.

Practical Exam: Students must be able to correctly select, inspect and install a personal fall arrest system; demonstrate proper Hazard identification, elimination, and climbing techniques while being tied off 100%; prepare a proper JSA; and demonstrate proper self-rescue techniques.

Retraining: Retraining is required when regulations change or new equipment is introduced in the workplace that requires specialized training.

Prerequisites: Fall Protection Authorized Person

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