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qualified person fall protection training



Professional engineers, designers and/or safety professionals or other key personnel that may be required to design and implement fall protection systems on site. This course will include design and engineering calculations, which will require a significant level of mathematic and physics background. It is recommended that participants have some form of design and/or engineering background.


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The Qualified Person training provides the fall protection knowledge necessary to design and put into place fall protection systems including anchor systems, horizontal systems and vertical systems.

While this is a very intensive program which deals with the engineering and design issues of fall protection it should be noted that it is not a structural engineering degree program which requires years of study and practice to complete. Structural building design necessary for building structural analysis, while discussed as a necessary component, is not taught as a component of the curriculum. We include a section on contracting necessary resources so that those individuals who are not structural engineers or who do not have those resources within their company can complete the design process.

  • ​Fall protection theory and practice
  • ​Development and implementation of fall protection plans and programs
  • ​Role of the Qualified Person
  • ​Hazard identification and assessment
  • ​Legislation and standards relevant to design
  • ​Due diligence and design liability
  • ​Understanding your limitations and choosing the right professionals
  • ​Clearance calculations
  • ​Swing fall
  • ​Vertical fall arrest systems, consideration and calculations Design requirements for single point anchorages
  • Vertical shock absorption
  • Horizontal fall arrest systems
  • Pre-engineered systems
  • Horizontal lifelines vs. horizontal beam and trolley
  • Sag and pre-tension
  • Calculation of anchorage requirements
  • Horizontal anchorage design considerations
  • Inline energy absorption
  • Beam and trolley design consideration​
3M Fall Protection combines the products and expertise of DBI-SALA® and Protecta® with the technology and innovation of 3M to elevate safety to new heights and keep workers comfortable, confident and safe every time they climb. See our products and services at 3M.com/FallProtection.