AGC San Diego's Fall Protection 24-Hour Competent Person course ensures that a student will receive all of the proper training pursuant to OSHAs requirement of Competent Persons for this standard 29 CFR 1926.500. In addition, topics and requirements are presented per EM 385-1-1. This course will go beyond the basic awareness level of introductory courses and into details necessary when learning not just how to protect yourself, but what it takes to initiate a program and create a safe working environment for those you may be responsible for at your place of employment
This 3-Day training course includes in class, physical demonstrations and practical hands on activities using the AGC Fall Protection Campus and hands-on activities on how to properly select, inspect, install, assemble, and use the fall protection equipment. Training shall include inspecting the AGC Fall Protection simulators and systems prior to use, installation, component compatibility, estimating free fall distances, total required clearance, dismantling, storage, and the common hazards associated with each system and component.
NEW EM 385-1-1 US ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS FALL PROTECTION TRAINING REQUIREMENTS SCHEDULED TO TAKE EFFECT SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
This class is specifically designed to meet ANSI 359.2 and the new 2014 EM-385-1-1 standard which requires 24 hours of training to include at least 8 hours of hands on activities. The EM-385-1-1 (2014) will come into full effect 18 months from November 2014. A competent person is defined by OSHA as a designated person with sufficient experience and/or knowledge to recognize fall hazards, correct unsafe conditions, and who has the ability to shut down the worksite until any hazards are corrected. The competent person should be the most knowledgeable person, in this case about fall protection, on site.
Who Should Attend: This course is for anyone that will be required to manage a safety program, or responsible to be the on-site competent person. Safety Managers, Safety Directors, Onsite Managers, Supervisors, Section Leads, Responsible Persons. “Note: Participants in this class must be able to speak, read, and write in English in a proficient manner. If they are not able, they may not successfully complete the class, and AGC and the instructor take no responsibility for incompletion.”
Certification: Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency on all learning stations and passing skills test and a written test, students receive a Competent Person Fall Protection course certificate valid for two years.