Fall Protection Supervisor Training - FPST

Discipline: Health, Safety, Environment
Level: Basic
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. Kent Daniel
  • Mr. Thom Kramer
  • Mr. George Reynolds


  • About the course
  • Designed For
  • You will learn
  • Course Content
This comprehensive training program is for anyone who develops or impacts fall protection policy, as well as those involved with design practices, facility or production modifications and equipment procurement. The goal of training is to provide participants with the knowledge to solve fall protection issues before they arise. Attendees will acquire the tools required to become certified OSHA competent persons and the skills to develop and implement a comprehensive, cost effective and attainable fall hazard control system. The course provides interactive instruction, multimedia resources and knowledge checks that have been developed to train attendees to the competent person level.
This course is intended for safety directors, safety professionals, fall protection program administrators, managers, facility engineers, production supervisors, and maintenance supervisors.
  • To recognize myths and facts surrounding fall protection
  • To describe how fall protection fits into the core elements of your safety program
  • To determine the key resources for identifying fall hazards
  • To rank abatement options using objective criteria
  • Regulatory requirements for access, surfaces, and edge protection
  • About lift equipment including requirements for vacating or entering an aerial lift
  • The regulations and standards for scaffolding including supported scaffolds and suspension scaffolds
  • How to minimize the dangers of falling objects
  • About the initial ANSI fall protection standards and the new ones within the Z359 family
  • The difference between certified and non-certified anchorages
  • How to recognize how ANSI applies to various equipment components
  • How to inspect fall hazard equipment
  • About typical roof fall hazards
  • About fall clearances including sample fall clearance calculations
  • To identify the elements of a horizontal lifeline system and recognize the pitfalls
  • The importance of preplanning a fall protection rescue as a part of a pre-task plan
  • To develop a rescue procedure for a specific personal fall arrest system
  • Fall protection program overview
  • Fall hazard risk assessment
  • Fall hazard abatement
  • Engineering controls
  • Lift equipment
  • Scaffolding
  • OSHA requirements and ANSI standards
  • Equipment inspection
  • Roof fall protection
  • Fall clearances
  • Anchorages
  • Horizontal lifelines
  • Rescue