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Under the OSHA regulations, before any employee is exposed to a fall hazard, the employer must provide training for each employee who uses personal fall protection systems. 

Many employers will deem selected employees as a “Competent Person”, who are capable of identifying existing and predictable workplace hazards at their employment, and have the authority to correct them. This privileged title is based on the employee’s ability to perform, and the training they have maintained. The type of training is up to the employer, but it should be carefully selected and proven to follow the governing regulations. 

A few things to consider as you either build your fall protection program or re-evaluate it:

  • The Need for Fall Protection
  • Fall Prevention vs. Fall Protection
  • The Four Components of Personal Fall Protection Systems
  • Competent Person vs. Qualified Person
  • PPE Equipment Inspection Procedures
  • Proper Harness Donning
  • Hierarchy of Fall Protection Controls
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Employee Training and Responsibilities
  • ANSI states, that at a minimum, competent persons must have refresher training at least every two years. Besides meeting the two-year refresher, other reasons for retraining are:
    • Changes in the workplace that render previous training obsolete
    • Changes in the types of fall protection systems and/or equipment used
    • Inadequate employee fall protection knowledge comprehension or skillset

Free Resources 

JLN Training Solutions are offered Virtually, In-Person, Custom or Online. A selection of relevant courses are listed below:

  • Get an On-Site Quote
  • In-Person Competent Person
  • In-Person Competent Person and Equipment Inspection Combo
  • Competent Person Refresher