CPFP1003 – Fall Protection Competent Person – 3 Day

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For persons in positions of responsibility (as defined within ANSI Z359.2) who directly participate within the daily operations of a corporate safe work at height fall protection program.

This Competent Person 24 hour intensive program addresses the statutory requirements under OSHA focusing on 29 CFR1926 Subpart M – Fall Protection and the ANSI standard Z359.2-2007 – Minimum requirements for a managed comprehensive fall protection program.

This classroom based program tables the positions of; Competent Person, Competent Rescuer, Competent Person Trainer, and Competent Person Equipment Inspector, it discusses Corporate Policy, Program Administration Guidelines, and Qualified Person and Authorized Person relationships (all instrumental to the role of competent persons).

Practical skills constructing temporary fall protection systems for difficult access locations, equipment inspections and post fall rescue procedures are covered. Competent persons must have a depth of knowledge in fall protection systems, sub-systems and components.

All students should have a basic understanding of Personal Fall Protection Systems, Subsystems and Components prior to CPFP 1003 training.

The training also develops team rescue strategies, procedures and protocol essential to implementation of a successful rescue.


Duration of Training 24 hours – Days
Student / Instructor Ratio 8:1
Training Compliance OSHA 1926 Subpart M
  ANSI Z359 Standards

Learning Objectives;

  • Establish the importance within the culture of prevention
  • Establish awareness and adherence to statutory requirements and company policies
  • Identify fall risks of the work environment and conduct pre-climb protocol
  • Demonstrate the first principles of fall protection equipment including care and maintenance.
  • Demonstrate the first principles of fall rescue equipment
  • Effect a successful self-evacuation
  • Effect a successful ladder rescue
  • Effect a successful lowering a remote casualty
  • Effect a successful raising a remote casualty
  • Effect a successful rescue of another in descent

Students are evaluated in accordance with GWO Training Provider main objectives for work at height. All training in conducted in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 Accepted Practices and Criteria for Health, Safety and Environmental Training

Course Duration Breakdown;

  • Registration, Introduction, Appeals process, Under pinning knowledge
  • OSHA and Training
  • Understanding Safety
  • Identifying Hazards and Implementing Control Measures under safe access and rescue
  • Approach to Fall Protection
  • Fall Rescue Equipment
  • Rescue Requirements
  • Suspension Trauma
  • Personal Information for medical responders


  • Authorized Inspection PFPE
  • Emergency Rescue Equipment
  • 1st Principles of PFPE
  • Post Fall Suspension Mitigation Techniques
  • Conduct a Pre-climb Checklist
  • 1st Principles Safe Climb System and Ladders
  • Ladder Rescue
  • Self-Evacuation by Descent (self / partner)
  • Lowering a remote casualty (tower inside / tower outside
  • Multi-person Rescue
  • Over the Edge Rigging for Rescue

Note: Students must be medically and physically fit with a desire to work at heights.
The training environment may require the use of specialized access methods such as those employed within suspension and rope access practices. These practices may be utilized as effective safety tools within the delivery of this program.

They are not to be considered trained upon within this program.

Resource Materials;
ENSA Training Manual
ENSA Certificate, I.D. Card and Helmet Certification Sticker

All ENSA North America practical training exercises are implemented under a “Skills Based Evolution Process” which the student experiences as a layering approach, where by a basic foundation is established and through reaffirmation and confirmation additional practical skills are applied to effectively demonstrate and apply through hands on experiences the complexities of work and rescue at height achieving success through confidence by all who participate.

Reaffirmation through testing is applied with the addition of correction to 100%. This unique philosophy in learning ensures all incorrectly answered test questions are tabled under whole group discussion to ensure maximum retention and understanding by all students.

All training programs are structured upon a pass or fail determination criteria and are in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 – 2009 Criteria for accepted practices in safety, health, and environmental training and harmonized to Z10 American National Standard — Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems


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