CWA Work at Height Competent Person
April 17 @ 8:30 am - April 19 @ 4:30 pm
Offered in conjunction with the CWA, The purpose of the certification program is to establish a voluntary certification for Climbing Wall Workers and a uniform set of consensus performance standards that can be easily integrated into existing staff training programs and adopted anywhere.
A Competent climbing wall worker is granted the authority, or as assigned by the employer, to be responsible for: the training and immediate supervision of Authorized Climbing Wall Workers; implementation and monitoring of the employer’s managed fall protection program; implementation, supervision and monitoring of the employer’s Rescue Plan; and identifying, evaluating and controlling potential fall hazards. The Competent Climbing Wall Worker must be trained and/or certified to perform these duties and responsibilities and must have the authority to stop work-at-height operations immediately to mitigate potential fall hazards. Examples might include a routesetter or head routesetter.