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Mandatory Requirements for Army Corps Projects

Army Corps of Engineers Project Requirement
EM385-1-1 24 Hour Fall Protection Competent Person

This 24-hour course includes in-class training, physical demonstrations, and practical hands-on activities on how to properly select, inspect, install, assemble, and use fall protection equipment. It is designed to meet OSHA and EM-385-1-12014 regulations and is mandatory if awarded an Army Corps project.

Training includes inspecting systems prior to use, installation, component compatibility, estimating free fall distances, total required clearance, dismantling, storage, and the common hazards associated with each system and component.

Competent person training includes:

  • Overview of fall standards for Washington State, ANSI A10.32, ANSI Z359 and EM-385-1-1-2014
  • Fall hazard recognition
  • Fall hazard elimination and controls methods
  • Hierarchy of fall prevention methods
  • Applicable fall protection regulations
  • Fall hazard surveys and fall protection procedures
  • The responsibilities of designated persons under this standard
  • Detailed inspection of equipment components and systems
  • Fall protection rescue procedures
  • The selection and use of non certified anchorages
  • Fall protection on aerial lifts and ladders
  • Hands-on exercises and inspections
  • Storage and care of equipment

Classes are held at the AGC Center, 9450 SW Commerce Circle, Suite 200. Wilsonville, Oregon 97070

All classes are from 8:00 a­m–5:00 pm, Thursday–Saturday


  • Member: $750
  • Non-member: $850


  • September 22–24
  • December 15–17

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