Our Competent Person 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. Through the use of 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:
Note: In order to to be certified by the United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), you must receive 24 hours of training. Click here to go to our 24-hour Competent Person course description.
OSHA’s definition of a Competent Person is one who is capable of identifying 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.