Gain competency in the thorough examination of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Become a PPE Competent Person with our three-day personal protective equipment training course.

3 Days

21 Hrs

(7×3 days)

$1000

Petzl Technical Institute Course, PPE Competent Person

Objectives:

Learn to competently examine work-at-height personal protective equipment using the Petzl protocol and to create an effective PPE-management system.

Content:

  • Risk assessment and associated decision making.
  • Potential hazards associated with the use of PPE for protection against falls from height.
  • Legislation and current requirements regarding the management of PPE.
  • Definition of “competent person.”
  • General principles and uses of PPE.
  • Employer and PPE inspector responsibilities.
  • Understanding a technical notice.
  • Principal actions of the examiner: maintenance, returns under warranty, removal of products from service, etc.
  • Principal corrective actions: information to provide for the users and/or their management system.
  • Necessary tools and work environment to efficiently perform PPE examination.
  • Presentation of Petzl Technical Institute PPE examination protocol.
  • Pre-use checks, special inspections, thorough examinations, signs and symptoms, significance of any defects, criteria for removal from service.
  • Identify defects and damage which would result in the item being removed from service.
    Inspection reporting.

Audience:

  • Professionals working at height (tower climbers, rope access techs, rescue teams, arborists, etc.)
  • Recreational users participating in vertical sports (i.e. climbers, cavers, canyoneers, etc.)
  • Persons and/or positions tasked with the responsibility of PPE examination (i.e. self-employed workers, health and safety managers, instructors, supervisors, team leaders and trainers.)
  • Companies/organizations performing third-party PPE examination services.
  • Petzl Technical Partners.
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