ABC-VA Training Facility - Hampton Roads Office (map)

24-Hour competent person fall protection training
(In Accordance with ANSI Standard Z359.2)
June 1, 6 & 8, 2017 (3 day course)
(Conforms to the 24-Hour Training Requirements of the EM-385-1-1 2014 Edition)

EM385-1-1 requires all Competent Persons who have employees who work at height, to attend a 24-hour class. Federal enforcement of training requirements began September 1, 2016. Section 21 is significantly different from the current OSHA Subpart M and ANSI A10.32 requirements.

This 24-hour training is in accordance with 29CFR 1926 and EM-385-1-1, introducing students to the USACE EM385-1-1 Safety & Health Standards, as well as Virginia and Federal Construction Safety Standards and Regulations covering Fall Protection. This course includes classroom instruction in addition to the required 8-hours of practical hands-on training. 
Topics Include:

-An integrated study of hazard recognition and abatement principles related to falls on construction work-sites.

-Available equipment, equipment use, maintenance, storage and inspection requirements to maintain compliance

-Basic rescue techniques and emergency action procedures

-The study of compliance issues and challenges facing safety professionals including mishap and case study analysis, Virginia and Federal general safety standards, worksite inspections, interfacing with compliance officials, vertical and horizontal standards, and common construction industry compliance issues are also discussed.

Additional Topics Include:

-Equipment selection, Inspection and Donning
-Fall Prevention/Restraint/Arrest
-Fall Hazard Elimination
-Passive v. Active Systems
-Fall arrest rescue systems
-Selection and usage on non-certified anchorages
-Authorized persons’ duties and responsibilities
-Competent persons’ duties and responsibilities
-Testing of fall protection equipment
-“Hands-On” scenario of fall protection systems
-OSHA and ANSI Standards of Fall Protection

Who Should Attend

Anyone required to manage a safety program or who is responsible to be the on-site
Competent Person, including Safety Managers, Safety Directors, Onsite Managers,
Supervisors, Section Leads and Responsible Persons.

What To Bring

Bring your personal fall protection harness with you to class. Doing so will provide the opportunity to learn how to properly wear your personal equipment you’d like to bring to class, it can be inspected as well (i.e. lifelines, lanyards, anchorages, etc.) Bringing in some of your own gear to class will provide you with practical experience suing your own equipment in addition to the equipment provided in class.

Register early! Class Size is limited to 24 students.

Member: $595
Non-Member: $800
(Includes continental breakfast & lunch)

7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

ABC-VA Hampton Roads Training Facility
5505 Robin Hood Road
Norfolk, VA 23513

*Student parking is located in the back of the building. Enter through door #21.

A reservation constitutes a financial commitment unless cancellations are made 48 hours in advance. If you do not cancel within the required time or do not show up for or complete the course, you will be financially responsible.

(757) 855-8220