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Fall Protection EM385 Training

Protecting workers at-height is a challenging task and is dependent on particular job site situations and individual worker duties. There are many fall protection solutions available to workers, each having its own specific requirements. Understanding each option and proper implementation requires oversight by an experienced individual with a higher-level of knowledge and safety training.

This training enables the attendee to be responsible for the immediate supervision, implementation, and monitoring of a managed fall protection program.

Course participants are individuals who are going to be on worksites overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and are required to adhere to the requirements of their safety program: Engineering Manual (EM) 385. This EM 385-specific version takes our most popular course to the next level by putting you in compliance with the latest EM 385 standards.

This course includes in-class as well as hands-on scenarios applying theory discussed to practical workplace situations. It is based on the requirements of the OSHA Regulations, ANSI Z359.2 as well as local legislation that will be discussed and reinforced. Attendees will learn practical solutions to difficult fall protection problems using appropriate tools and equipment. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate acknowledging you have met or exceeded OSHA and ANSI requirements as a Competent Person and Competent Inspector.

Who should attend

Managers, immediate supervisors of individuals working at height, safety professionals or other key personnel that are responsible for the supervision, implementation, and monitoring of a managed fall protection program. Especially relevant for those on EM 385 mandated worksites. Anyone who is going to be working on a site where the site is under the supervision of the US Army Corps of Engineers.


Duration: 3 days (up to 24 hour program)

Topics Discussed

  • Fall hazard identification
  • Fundamentals of working at height
  • Fall protection oversight
  • Worksite programs
  • Passive systems
  • Administrative controls
  • Fall protection planning
  • Fall arrest system components
  • Positioning systems
  • Equipment care
  • Rescue overview
  • System analysis
  • Fall protection planning
  • Technical FAQs
  • EM 385 fall protection requirements
Details Price Qty
Tampa - August 6-8, 2024 $1,350.00 USD  
Tampa - September 24-26, 2024 $1,350.00 USD