Petzl PPE - Competent Person Certification Course

PPE Selection, Inspection, and Management

Petzl PPE - Competent Person: PPE Selection, Inspection, and Management

Dates: February 19-21, 2020 (last day is test day)

Registration Deadline: January 29, 2020

Location: Venue TBA, Asheville, NC

Price: $900 (excludes food and lodging)     

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

  • Introduction to risk assessment and associated decision making.
  • An explanation of the potential hazards associated with the use of PPE for protection against falls from height.
  • Understand the legislation and current requirements regarding the control of PPE for protection against falls from height, its creation, markings and placement on the market.
  • The notion of a ‘competent person’.
  • Explanation of the general principles of using PPE for protection against falls from height.
  • Explanation of the practical uses of PPE for protection against falls from height.
  • The notion of the employer’s responsibilities and those of the PPE examiner.
  • Understanding a technical notice.
  • Awareness of the principle actions of the examiner; maintenance, returns under guarantee, removal of products from service…
  • Awareness of the principle corrective actions; information to provide for the users and/or their management system.
  • The necessary tools and work environment in order to perform the efficient examination of such PPE.
  • Presentation and use of Petzl’s examination protocol.
  • Pre-use checks, special inspections, thorough examinations, signs and symptoms, the significance of any defects, criteria for removal from service.
  • To identify defects and damage which would result in the item being removed from service.
  • Completing inspection reports effectively.

Course Description: This certification course will teach you to competently select, inspect and manage work-at-height personal protective equipment (PPE) using the Petzl protocol. Any professional that works at height will benefit from this hands-on learning environment. The objective of this module is to become able to thoroughly examine Petzl PPE using the Petzl protocol and explain any decisions taken (with the products covered being PPE for protection against falls from height, impacts and slips…).

Who: Any professional that works at height will find great benefit from this certification track training: challenge course professionals, climbing gym staff, climbing guides, fire & rescue professionals, arborist, rope access techs, etc. Recreationalists like climbers, cavers and cannoneers would also greatly benefit from this opportunity.

Course Credits: This certification course is pre-approved for 16 CEU's for current ACCT Certified Inspectors.

Learning Support & Certification:

  • Technical documents and module workbook.
  • Certificate of attendance and Certificate of Competence
  • Certification is valid for 3 years with the opportunity for recertification.
  • Pre-approved for 16 CEU's for current ACCT Certified Inspectors                                                                                                       

Prerequisites:             

  • Significant practical experience within the field of work-at-height with relevant fall protection equipment.

Petzl Technical Partner

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Challenge Towers has been designated as an official Petzl Technical Partner (PTP). Through this partnership with Petzl, Challenge Towers is able to lend its expertise to its customers regarding Petzl products and market solutions, as well as detailed technical information regarding the use of Petzl products. To gain this designation, Challenge Towers has proven itself to be a competent professional organization with a significant market influence and strong educational skills.

What Will I Learn?

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This training will teach you to competently select, inspect and manage work-at-height personal protective equipment (PPE) using the Petzl protocol. Any professional that works at height will find great benefit from this certification track training: challenge course professionals, climbing gym staff, climbing guides, fire & rescue professionals, arborist, rope access techs, etc. Recreationalists like climbers, cavers and cannoneers would also greatly benefit from this opportunity.

What Can I Expect?

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Our courses are designed for everyone from new practitioners with no prior experience, to course managers wanting more professional development outside their site, to L2 practitioners wanting to re-certify. We also offer advanced training for challenge course professionals with a strong technical background.

Questions? Drop us a line and we will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Or give us a call at 828-759-5282

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