Fall Protection - Competent Person


This course is required for employees working in California to stay in compliance with § 1671.1. 

The in-person Fall Protection 2-day training is for those who want to develop the skills required to qualify as a Fall Protection - Competent Person. The course does not make the participant a Competent Person, this designation is assigned by the employer. 

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Course Overview

Day 1 

This class reviews both state and federal protection system requirements. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of inspections prior to use, proper care, and use of equipment in general and construction industries. Passive, active, and alternative fall protection systems will also be discussed to ensure that safe work practices are performed within the work environment. Falls are one of the top OSHA-cited violations and therefore, understanding regulations and recognizing fall hazards at the work site holds great importance. Upon completion of this course, trainees will receive a certificate stating they have satisfactorily completed the Fall Protection – Competent Person raining, 


Day 2  

An extensive, educational experience in fall hazards for workers in construction and general industry. The class includes a discussion and practical application for determining job hazard analyses, proper selection of the correct fall protection systems, and how to design and implement your fall protection plans. The competent person will also engage in hands-on exercises in conducting inspections of the personal fall arrest system, per ANSI Z359 protocol, and for Cal/OSHA required bi-annual inspections. 

Topics Include

  • Cal/OSHA Regulations 
  • Fall Protection System  
  • Ladder Safety 
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems 
  • Rescue or Recovery 
  • Historical Evolution 
  • Hierarchy of controls 
  • Personal fall arrest systems (PFAs) 
  • Suspension trauma 
  • Practical evaluation 
  • And more… 


*Participants must bring a lanyard and a harness.

To receive a Course Certificate, participants must be present for the entire class and pass the Final Test. 

Schedule your training today.

Choose the option that meets your organization's needs.

  • At your location
  • For groups of 5 or more
  • At Safety Center's Campus:
    3909 Bradshaw Road
    Sacramento, CA 95827
  • For small groups and individuals
  • Training via Zoom with a live instructor
  • For groups of any size

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Every employee deserves to go home safe.