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6424 - Fall Protection Competent Person

Course Code: 6424     Duration: 16hrs    


Protecting workers at-height is a challenging task and is dependent on particular job site situations and individual worker duties. There are many fall protection solutions available to workers, each having its own specific requirements. Understanding each option and proper implementation requires oversight by an experienced individual with a higher-level of knowledge and safety training.

This two-day course educates students on the various components of a worksite fall protection program and will also help develop the skills required of a Competent Person. Participants will learn course content through a combination of direct classroom instruction and multiple workshops.

The course material will provide students with an engaging and enjoyable learning environment.


  • Fall hazard identification
  • Fundamentals of working at height
  • Fall protection oversight
  • Worksite programs
  • Passive systems
  • Administrative controls
  • Fall protection planning
  • Fall arrest system components
  • Positioning systems
  • Equipment care
  • Rescue overview
  • System analysis

This course is also offered in a Virtual Instructor Led session. Please click here to see those dates and locations.

If your current 3M Competent Person certification is expiring, check out our recertification program. Please click here to see those dates and locations.

For individuals who require EM385 Competent Person training, please see our 3 day EM385 Competent Person program click here to see those dates and locations.

Target Audience

Those who may be involved with a managed fall protection program including the employer, supervisor, safety personnel, workers, and rescuers.

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