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Taking EM 385-1-1: 24-Hour Competent Person for Fall Protection training on the road

The added safety standards that come with military and other public sector construction projects means workers need extra training before working on-site. Safety experts at The Korte Company provide better value and flexibility for those workers who must meet EM 385 fall protection standards by taking that training on the road.

The EM 385 24-Hour Fall Protection Standard

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers developed the EM 385 Competent Person for Fall Protection standard for public sector jobs. The course complies with the following construction industry fall protection standards:

  • 29 CFR OSHA 1926 – Safety and Health Regulations for Construction
  • ANSI Z359 (2007-2014) – The Fall Protection Code
  • ANSI A10.32 (2012) – Personal Fall Protection Used in Construction and Demolition Operations
  • ANSI Z490.1 (2009) – Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training

Those who complete EM 385-1-1 Fall Protection training have the knowledge and skills to assess work sites, develop safe work plans and identify and correct any problems on-site. The training includes building a Fall Protection and Prevention Plan, which is a high-level plan put in place before projects begin, and acts as a roadmap for workers to follow.  You will learn how to develop an  Activity Hazard Analysis, which is a site specific safety analysis designed to identify the job steps being performed within the activity or task, identify  the work sequences, specific anticipated hazards, site conditions, equipment, materials, personnel and the control measures to be implemented.  

Course breakdown

EM 385-1-1 Fall Protection training offered by The Korte Company is spread out over three days. On the first day, students learn about the history of fall protection as well as the rules and standards that apply to EM 385-1-1. The second day is devoted to a full review of safety equipment workers will use on jobs. On the final day, students will conduct equipment inspections, develop fall protection plans for hypothetical construction projects and complete a course evaluation.

Ric Foulks, who is The Korte Company’s Assistant Safety Director, holds the Associate Safety Professional and Construction Health and Safety Technician certificates from the BCSP, and an authorized OSHA outreach trainer, conducts the classes. Specific topics include:

  • History of Fall Protection
  • Statistics
  • Regulatory and Consensus Standard Review
  • Fall Protection Hierarchy
  • Employee Responsibility
  • Passive Fall Protection Systems
  • Warning Lines Systems
  • Calculating Free Fall
  • Fall Restraint Systems
  • Work Positioning Systems
  • ABCD’s of Personal Fall Arrest Systems
  • Horizontal and Vertical Lifelines
  • Fall Protection for Scaffolds and Aerial Lifts
  • Suspension Trauma and Rescue
  • Development of Fall Prevention Plan

Better Value from The Korte Company

EM 385-1-1 Fall Protection training is provided by a number of different industry sources, including fall protection equipment manufacturers and private construction safety consultants.

But The Korte Company offers better value to trainees and their employers by traveling from site to site to conduct the training as opposed to making trainees come to a fixed location on a fixed date and time. This dramatically reduces travel costs and cuts down on workers’ time away from jobs.

At $895, the three-day course offered by The Korte Company is also hundreds of dollars cheaper than courses offered by manufacturers or consultants. We’re not trying to sell anything other than the knowledge of what it takes to keep workers safe.

Upcoming courses

  • May 9-11 in Highland, IL
  • June 6-8 in Las Vegas, NV

If you’d like more information about EM 385 Fall Protection Training provided by The Korte Company or are interested in setting up a course at your location, contact Ric Foulks at ric.foulks@korteco.com or fill out the form below.

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EM 385-1-1: 24-Hour Competent Person for Fall Protection Training
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