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Fall Protection for the Competent Person

The U.S. Department of Labor lists falls as one of the leading causes of traumatic occupational death in the workplace today.  Any time an employee is working at a height of 6 feet or more, that worker needs to be aware of the proper fall protection practices, as well as use the proper fall protection equipment.  To help ensure that workers adhere to the proper safety precautions, OSHA has mandated that a competent person be present at every job site.

A competent person is defined by OSHA as a designated person with sufficient experience and/or knowledge to recognize fall hazards, correct unsafe conditions, and who has the ability to shut down the worksite until any hazards are corrected.  The competent person should be the most knowledgeable person, in this case about fall protection, on site.

eTraining’s Fall Protection for the Competent Person course ensures that a student will receive all of the proper training pursuant to OSHAs requirement of Competent Persons for this standard 29 CFR 1926.500.  This course will go beyond the basic awareness level of introductory courses and into details necessary when learning not just how to protect yourself, but what it takes to create a safe working environment for those you may be responsible for.  If your needs to not require a full, competent person level course, we also offer an awareness level Fall Protection course.

Course Details

This fully narrated course is broken up into 9 units, with knowledge check quizzes sprinkled throughout.  The quizzes will prepare you for the final, which you will take at the end of the course.

After passing the final with a score of 70% or better, you will be able to print a personalized certificate with your name, the course you passed, the date taken, certificate number, as well as our company information should anyone need to verify the authenticity of the certificate.

This course is packed with photos, video, interactivity, and a wealth of valuable information.  It is approximately 4-5 hours in length.

Topics Covered Include

  • Purpose & Scope
  • Definitions
  • Fall Protection Systems
  • Warning Line & Controlled Access Zones
  • Fall Protection Plan
  • Education & Training
  • Inspection & Maintenance
  • Rescue Training & much more

Why etraintoday.com?



A well-designed and thought out course increases student engagement and retention. The quality of the content and delivery of our online training is second to none.



The owners of etraintoday.com have over 25 years of experience delivering high caliber training in the safety field, certifying many thousands of students.


Ease of Use

You don’t have to be a computer whiz to take our training! We’ve made enrollment and course access as easy as possible, so that you can quickly get to what’s important – the training


Customer Service

It is important to us that our customers get any questions or issues answered quickly. We guarantee that our staff will be accessible and responsive, whether by phone or email.



Combining the accessibility of online training with the self-paced nature of our courses, and the ability to deliver them on almost any device, offers the ultimate in training convenience.



When you consider the quality and delivery options available in our courses, along with their competitive pricing, we think you’ll find our training offers excellent value.

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