Fall Protection Courses
This course meets the NAVFAC/USACE requirements for fall protection competent person. This course is intended for competent persons that will be assigned to manage a fall protection program. Students will gain a thorough understanding of how to recognize fall hazards and take corrective action according to EM 385-1-1 and 29CFR 1926 Subpart M. This program covers basic information common to all fall protection systems and works through multiple exercises. Our Competent Person Fall Protection Course will cover the use, selection and installation of conventional and non-conventional fall protection equipment. Our course will also address relevant fall protection regulations and fall hazard identification. These components, combined with hands-on exercises will instill a working knowledge of all the essential elements of a fall protection program. A written and practical (hands on) test will be administered at the end of the course to ensure that students have obtained a thorough understanding of the principles presented. After successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate that will satisfy your company’s due diligence and meet the regulatory requirements.
In accordance with ANSI Z359.2 (5.1.3), all Fall Protection Competent Persons shall have a retraining course at least every 2 years to stay current with updated equipment and standards.
To facilitate this requirement, Kugan & Associates has teamed with industry specialists to provide the appropriate Competent Person Refresher Training course.
This 16-hour Fall Protection Competent Person Refresher Training course is designed for those individuals who are currently responsible or assigned as a Competent Person on NAVFAC/USACE (EM 385-1-1) or private sector (OSHA 1926) construction projects or in the General Industry (OSHA 1910) environment. This course is aimed at refreshing the knowledge of the Competent Person and adding new skills and knowledge to remain current and up to date with rapidly changing fall protection regulations, best practices, and equipment advances.
At course completion, students will be given a certificate of completion in Competent Person for Fall Protection Refresher/Update in accordance with ANSI standards.
• Fundamentals of Fall Protection
• Recognize and identify fall hazards at worksite
• Recognize fall-hazard deficiencies
• Fall Protection and Fall Arrest Theory
• Hierarchy of Fall Protection
• Conventional Fall Protection
• Determination of deceleration distance
• Total fall distance
• Estimation of fall distances
• Calculating Required Clearances
• 29 CFR 1926 Regulations – Subpart M
• EM 385-1-1 Regulations – Chapters 21, 22, & 24
• Fall Protection Plans and Fall Protection Procedures
• Preparation, update, review and approval of Fall Protection
and Prevention plans, and Rescue and Evacuation plans
• Risk assessment and hazard ranking
• Applicable fall protection regulations
• Function and Purpose of Energy Absorbers
• Work Positioning Systems
• Installing Fall Protection Systems
• Energy Absorbing Lanyards
• Common Commercially Available Fall Arrest Systems
• Selection and safe use of equipment
• Donning a Full Body Harness equipment
• Fall Arrest and Restraint Systems
• Specialty Fall Arrest Systems
• Self-Retracting Lifelines
• Specific Lifelines: Vertical & Horizontal Lifelines
• Anchorage Requirements
• Proper anchoring and tie-off techniques
• Engineered Horizontal Lifelines
• Aerial Lifts
• Fall Protection Hardware Compatibility
• Detailed Inspection, Care, and Maintenance
• Inspecting Fall Protection Systems
• Inspection Pass/Fail Criteria
• Inspection Procedures
• Troubleshooting Fall Restraint Systems and Fall Arrest Systems
• Rescue Theory
• Rescue and self-rescue techniques
• Rescue and Applications in Fall Protection
You must have high-speed internet, a working webcam, a printer for printing out handouts and assignments, and a laptop or desktop computer to participate in this course. An iPad or tablet is not acceptable for navigating the course requirements and a computer must be used.
Yes, there are three after class assignments that need to be completed during this course. Instructions for completing the assignment and uploading the work will be provided during the course.
Yes, you will need to print out the inspection checklists and approximately 50 sheets of printing will be required throughout the course. Only printed hard copies are accepted; completing the work on a computer is not acceptable.
Yes, high-speed internet is required for this course. We will be using screen sharing software, webcam streaming to see all of the participants, access to online quizes and media, and we will be broadcasting videos for the students to watch. High-speed internet is required to complete this course.
Yes, fall protection gear is required to take this course. A full body harness, lanyard, anchorage connector, self-retracting lifeline (SRLS), vertical lifeline, horizontal lifeline, and PPE is required for participation. Kugan & Associates has Fall Protection equipment “Tool Kit” that you can rent if you do not have the items mentioned above. Visit our Additional Services page for rental.
No, you can not join the training with your phone. A headset or headphones with a microphone are required for sound quality.