Competent Person for the U.S. Military

Cost per participant: $1,225

Available as an open enrollment class in Franklin, PA, Houston, TX or at your facility


855-565-6722 |

Duration: 24 hours (3-day course) | Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This three-day course is designed for facility workers and site supervisors who must also serve as the competent person in fall protection required by OSHA 1926.32(f), 1926.500 and 1910 standards. The training also provides experience, methodology and in-depth look at all standards (ANSI) and regulations (OSHA) covering inspection of personal fall arrest systems. Participants are assigned tasks which require evaluation for fall hazards. The tasks are described using real-life site photos. The training provides more detailed coverage of the Fall Prevention & Protection Training course materials and the following program topics. The course also supplies the participant with the knowledge and skills to perform the annual inspection and record keeping.


Overview of Fall Prevention and Protection
The Need for Fall Protection

Hazard Analysis
  • Recognition of hazards
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Control measures
Fall Prevention vs. Protection
General Principles of Fall Protection

  • Fall clearance calculations
  • Total fall distance calculations
  • Minimizing fall forces (live demonstrations)
Personal Fall Arrest Systems (Hands-on exercises)
  • Inspection/donning procedures
  • Fit test
  • Selection, application and care of equipment
Fall Protection on Aerial Lifts and Ladders

  • Fall victim
  • First on the scene
  • Self-rescue and assisted self-rescue
Fall Hazard Task Evaluation (Exercises requiring hazard analysis)
Sub-part M (Exercise)
Fall Protection Equipment Inspection (Hands-on Practicum)
Hand’s-On Practical Inspection Exercises
Satisfactory completion of the final assessment


  • Limited to 20 participants.


  • Manual and hands on exercises. Certificate upon successful completion of the training course.