Fall Protection Competent Person Training - September 23 & 24, 2021

Topic: Fall Protection Competent Person Training

Presenter: Tommy Lee, FallTech

Tommy Lee's Bio:

Tommy Lee has over 20 years of hands-on experience in the construction industry, ranging from roofer/framer to high-elevation iron worker. In May 2006, he left the working part of the construction industry to join Guardian Fall Protection Inc. (a major manufacturer of construction safety and fall protection equipment), first as the Director of Quality Assurance and then as Director of the newly created Training Department. In this capacity, he became a certified expert in all federal and local governmental safety requirements as they apply to fall protection and related safety issues. He also developed and delivered a wide spectrum of basic and advanced training courses that are designed to meet all regulatory requirements. This combination of practical construction experience coupled with extensive knowledge of current safety requirements makes me an exceptionally effective instructor—the kind of instructor workers respect and will listen to.

Tommy Lee has personally conducted hundreds of basic and advanced training and certification courses in virtually every state in the USA as well as the Netherlands, Austria, Singapore, Canada, and Central/South America. He enjoys his work and truly believe that educating the worker in a practical and positive way is the best fall hazard and injury prevention method available. Having the knowledge that his training has actually saved lives is enough to keep going.


  • OSHA 500 – Trainer Course
  • OSHA 502 – Update for Construction Outreach Trainers
  • OSHA 510 – Standards for the Construction Industry
  • OSHA 511 – Standards for the General Industry
  • OSHA 3110 – Fall Protection
  • CSA – Fall Protection (50013194-50061917)
  • ISO 9001:2000 (50009601-50022621)

Overview –

FallTech's 2-Day Competent Person and Competent Equipment Inspector Dual Certification Training Course is designed to introduce safety professionals, construction inspectors and similar personnel with current and updated knowledge of the fall protection principles, hazard identification, fall protection systems, program development/implementation and relevant standards and regulations.

Through the use of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on engagement, the instructor prepares students to assume the role of a Competent Person. This course is intended, but not limited to, those who are assigned by their employer to take the responsibility for:

  • Performing Workplace Assessments of fall Hazards
  • Communicating those hazards to the Authorized Person
  • Preparing written Fall Protection and Rescue Work Plans
  • Approving the use of non-certified anchors and establishing clearance requirements
  • And much more


  • Upon completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following topics:
  • Hierarchy of Fall Protection
  • 7 Principals of Fall Protection
  • Recognizing and Identifying Fall Hazards
  • Certified and Non-Certified Anchorages
  • Energy Absorbers and Energy Absorbing Lanyards
  • Fall Protection Hardware Compatibility
  • Work Positioning Systems
  • Inspecting Fall Protection Systems
  • Calculating Required Clearances
  • Determining Acceptable Anchorages
  • Selecting Fall Protection System Components
  • Fall Protection and Fall Arrest Theory
  • Passive and Active Fall Protection Systems
  • Standards and Regulations Affecting the Fall Protection Industry
  • Donning a Full Body Harness
  • Self-Retracting Lifelines
  • Vertical Lifelines
  • Horizontal Lifelines
  • Engineered Horizontal Lifelines
  • Ladder Climbing Devices
  • Rescue from Fall Arrest
  • Troubleshooting Fall Restraint Systems and Fall Arrest Systems
  • Fall Protection Plans and Fall Protection Procedures
  • Detailed Inspection, Care and Maintenance
  • Specialty Fall Arrest Systems
  • Fall Arrest and Restraint Component
  • Fall Protection Regulations (OSHA) and Fall Protection Standards (ANSI)

Registration is Mandatory


Event Fee(s)
CEA/CSC Member: $400.00
CISP Contributor: $500.00
Non-Member: $800.00
Registration End Date