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All training programs comply with ANSI/ASSE Z359.2 - Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program as well as the applicable occupational safety laws of the jurisdiction in which the training is being delivered (OSHA 1926.503, 1910.30, CalOSHA, WA DOSH, Oregon OSHA, EM385, etc.).  

WAH Training includes:

  • WAH Guide for the Fall Protection Professional (view sample)
  • User Training Tri-fold
  • Pre-training Needs Assessment
  • Professional Instruction meeting ANSI Z359.2, OSHA, State or USACE requirements
  • Customized content according to Needs Assessment and applicable jurisdiction
  • 1-year WAH Membership
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Wall-mount Certificate (view sample)
  • Work-at-Height customer assistance

Competent Person 

The Competent Person course is designed for people that directly influence the fall protection program by implementing policies, supervising work, selecting equipment, taking corrective actions, and being a resource to others. This course is best suited for those people that have a level of authority within the fall protection program to identify and control fall hazards. Most people with the competent person title are responsible for fall protection for a group of people, work area, work process, all equipment, or training and supervision of others.   Link to Competent Person Description. 

Fall Protection Trainer 

This course is designed for trainers, trades, supervisors, educators, human resources, or safety personnel that will deliver fall protection training events to staff.  This program builds off the existing training and experience of the instructor and empowers them to customize training events to the employer, jurisdiction, and equipment in use.  This program enables a trainer to deliver and document several different training events and training levels including new hire orientations, initial courses, refresher courses, pre-work training, tool-box talks, remedial training, new product/system training, challenge tests, and fall protection observations of performance. This course includes a significant element of participation in hands-on exercises, evaluation workshops and discussions. At the conclusion of this course, Trainers can develop and deliver training to Authorized Person and Competent Person levels for their organization. Link to Trainer Description. 

Authorized Person (User)

The Authorized Person course is designed for people who work at height and experience exposure to fall hazards. This course includes information, demonstration, and hands-on exercises for each item of all protection equipment that a person is expected to use. This course reviews, demonstrates, and verifies that all students can conduct a pre-use inspection, connect to, wear, and operate all fall protection equipment that the employer has available to them. Depending on the scope of the work, the course length can vary from 4-16 hours.  Link to Authorized Person Description. 

WAH also provides training for:

  • USACE EM385 Competent Person and Competent Person Refresher
  • Fall Protection Program Administrators
  • Fall Protection and Rescue Equipment Inspection
  • Active Fall Protection Systems
  • ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code
  • Customized Courses

Training can be conducted at your location or by attending a WAH course. Contact WAH to discuss your training needs. 

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