Fall Protection CP


This Course is designed to educate students in best practice methods of identifying and eliminating or providing protection from existing and predictable fall hazards.  Students will also be educated in the hierarchy of fall protection, which starts with eliminating fall hazards and progresses through administrative controls, the application of passive systems, restraint systems and finally arrest systems.  Using the lectures, demonstrations and hands-on engagement, the instructor prepares students to assume the role of a Competent Person.

This course is intended, but not limited to, those who are assigned by their employer to take the responsibility for:

  • Performing Workplace Assessments of fall Hazards

  • Communicating those hazards to the Authorized Person

  • Preparing written Fall Protection and Rescue Work Plans

  • Approving the use of non-certified anchors and establishing clearance requirements, and much more.

Note: In order to to be certified by the United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), you must receive 24 hours of training.

OSHA’s definition of a Competent Person is one who can identify existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.

Upon completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following topics:

  • Hierarchy of Fall Protection

  • 7 Principals of Fall Protection

  • Recognizing and Identifying Fall Hazards

  • Certified and Non-Certified Anchorages

  • Energy Absorbers and Energy Absorbing Lanyards

  • Fall Protection Hardware Compatibility

  • Work Positioning Systems

  • Inspecting Fall Protection Systems

  • Calculating Required Clearances

  • Determining Acceptable Anchorages

  • Selecting Fall Protection System Components

  • Fall Protection and Fall Arrest Theory

  • Passive and Active Fall Protection Systems

  • Standards and Regulations Affecting the Fall Protection Industry

  • Donning a Full Body Harness

  • Self-Retracting Lifelines

  • Vertical Lifelines

  • Horizontal Lifelines

  • Engineered Horizontal Lifelines

  • Ladder Climbing Devices

  • Rescue from Fall Arrest

  • Troubleshooting Fall Restraint Systems and Fall Arrest Systems

  • Fall Protection Plans and Fall Protection Procedures

  • Detailed Inspection, Care and Maintenance

  • Specialty Fall Arrest Systems

  • Fall Arrest and Restraint Component

  • Fall Protection Regulations (OSHA) and Fall Protection Standards (ANSI)


Class Duration: 8 h and 16 h

Certification: Wallet Card

Validation: 3 years

Level: Competent Person

Class size: 40

Special group rates available

Hands-on equipment on 16 h class only

Class in Spanish only available in the 8h class format.