Competent Person (Fall Protection) Refresher


Gravitec’s Competent Person (Fall Protection) Refresher Course is an update training program that covers the use, selection and installation of conventional and non-conventional fall protection equipment. Re-emphasizing the use of a planned approach to working at heights, this course begins with a discussion about the changes to the ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code. It also introduces the latest fall protection tools and fall protection methods utilized to protect workers from the various fall hazards encountered at job sites with an overview of commercially available fall arrest systems. The function of each piece of equipment is discussed followed by extensive hands-on exercises for a complete fall protection learning experience. This course also addresses relevant fall protection regulations and fall hazard identification. Written and practical tests are administered to ensure that students understand the principles presented. Documentation is available to satisfy your company’s due diligence and regulatory requirements.

This course is not a fall protection trainer course. Participants who complete this course are not endorsed to conduct fall protection training. Refer to the Fall Protection Trainer Course for information about becoming a fall protection trainer.

This course meets the Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training (ANSI/ASSE Z490.1), the highest industry standard for training. It also meets the Competent Person re-training requirements outlined in ANSI/ASSE Z359.2, Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program.



3 Days (24 Hours)


Minimum 8, Maximum 10 (1 Instructor)
Minimum 14, Maximum 20 (2 Instructors)

March 29 – March 31, 2023
April 19 – April 21, 2023
May 17 – May 19, 2023
June 14 – June 16, 2023
July 19 – July 21, 2023
Aug. 16 – Aug. 18, 2023
Sept. 13 – Sept. 15, 2023
Oct. 4 – Oct. 6, 2023
Oct. 25 – Oct. 27, 2023
Nov. 8 – Nov. 10, 2023
Dec. 13 – Dec. 15, 2023


Fall Protection Competent Person training from Gravitec no longer than two years prior to enrollment


Upon completion of this course students will have updated previous competent person training. They will be familiar with corrective measures to eliminate or control fall hazards through the selection, installation and use of appropriate fall protection systems. The Fall Protection Competent Person will be capable of implementing and managing (in a supervisory capacity) fall protection systems in a variety of locations and conditions. Students will also review how to write fall protection procedures.

  •     Fundamentals of Fall Protection
  •     Anchorage Requirements
  •     Energy Absorbing Lanyards
  •     Function and Purpose of Energy Absorbers
  •     Fall Protection Hardware Compatibility
  •     Work Positioning Systems
  •     Inspecting Fall Protection Systems
  •     Installing Fall Protection Systems
  •     Calculating Required Clearances
  •     Selecting Fall Protection System Components
  •     Hierarchy of Fall Protection
  •     Conventional Fall Protection (Guarding Systems)
  •     Fall Protection Standards and Regulations
  •     Identifying Fall Hazards
  •     Donning a Full Body Harness
  •     Self-Retracting Lifelines
  •     Vertical Lifelines
  •     Horizontal Lifelines
  •     Engineered Horizontal Lifelines
  •     Ladder Climbing Devices
  •     Rescue Theory
  •     Troubleshooting Fall Restraint Systems and Fall Arrest Systems
  •     Setting Up and Using Temporary Systems
  •     Fall Protection Plans and Written Fall Protection Procedures
  •     Detailed Inspection, Care and Maintenance


Students will receive a plastic wallet certificate of attendance and Gravitec’s  Fall Protection  Competent Person Manual and access to our toll-free number for ongoing technical assistance.


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