Authorized Person: OSHA 1910.30 (a)(1)Before any employee is exposed to a fall hazard, the employer must provide training for each employee who uses personal fall protection systems. This class will provide training necessary to meet the requirements of OSHA for users of equipment and meet the ANSI requirements to certify employees as Authorized Users . In addition to attending this class, the employee must meet with their Competent Person who will provide additional training in accordance with the OSHA standards outlined in 1926.503. The student who successfully completes the course and pass the written test will receive an Authorized User Certificate. Class time is approximately 3 hours. Per ANSI Z359.2-2017 126.96.36.199 – Retraining must be completed every 2 years.
Competent Person: OSHA1926.503(a)(2) The employer shall assure that each employee has been trained, as necessary, by a competent person qualified in the correct procedures in their department for erecting, maintaining, disassembling, and inspecting the fall protection systems to be used; the use and operation of guardrail systems, personal fall arrest systems, safety net systems, warning line systems, safety monitoring systems, controlled access zones, and other protection to be used;1926.503(a)(2)(vi) the correct procedures for the handling and storage of equipment and materials and the erection of overhead protection; and 1926.503(a)(2)(vii) the role of employees in fall protection plans. This class is designed for anyone assigned the responsibility for the fall protection program in their area. The person serving as the competent person must complete the two-day class that meets or exceeds the requirements of OSHA and ANSI. Students who successfully complete the course and pass the written test will receive a Competent Person Certificate. Class time is approximately 10 hours. Per ANSI Z359.2-2017 188.8.131.52 – Retraining must be completed every 2 years.
Competent Person Recertification: In accordance with ANSI Z359.2 Competent Person training must be renewed every two years. Available to any participant who has already completed Competent Person certification is this recertification class. Please send documentation on your previous Competent Person certification. Students who successfully complete the course and pass the written test will receive their renewal Competent Person Certificate. Class is approximately 6 hours. Per ANSI Z359.2-2017 184.108.40.206 – Retraining must be completed every 2 years.
Competent Equipment Inspector: The course is designated for individuals responsible for inspection of fall protection equipment. Successful completion of this course will give you the qualifications to properly inspect fall protection equipment and learn how to properly document inspections to comply with OSHA. Students who successfully complete the course and pass the written test will receive a Competent Equipment Inspector Certificate. Class is approximately 1.5 hours Per ANSI Z359.2-2017 220.127.116.11 – Retraining must be completed every 2 years.