The most current revision of EM-385-1-1, Section 21.C.04a mandates that starting in May 2016 the Competent Person for Fall Protection shall attend a minimum of 24 hours fall protection training with a combination of formal classroom training and practical applications. Falls are the leading cause of death in construction. Based on the seriousness of fall hazards this training exceeds EM-385-1-1 minimum requirements. This course consists of two days of classroom with one-day hands-on experience. Emphasis will be on current ANSI fall protection requirements and specifics from EM-385-1-1 fall protection standards to include both workshops and classroom discussions. This training fulfills the SSHO requirement to maintain his/her competency according to EM-385-1-1 Section 01.A.17d.
Students attending this course will be able to:
- Apply EM 385 1-1 Fall Protection Requirements and ANSI Z359 family of standards requirements to a written Fall Protection Program
- Identify responsible persons and their required duties within a Fall Protection Program
- Construct and evaluate Fall Protection Hazard Assessments
- Classify hazard controls applicable to construction process conducive to falling
- Identify processes and hazard controls regarding Work Platforms, Safe Access and Scaffolds
- Evaluate how to properly store and maintain Fall Protection equipment
- Organize and apply techniques to conduct an incident investigation
- Discuss and plan a sundry of basic rescue service operations
- Define and evaluate the effectiveness of a Fall Protection Program Evaluation
Travel plans must accommodate the course end time.
Course Number: FPM-40621 Credit: 2.5 units
Textbooks: All materials are provided on the first day of class.
Course Number: FPM-40621