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When it comes to protecting your work site, look for quality training courses in world-class facilities, providing curriculums or custom programs that meet your needs. Comprehensive training will provide practical, hands-on experience that incorporates elements workers encounter on a daily basis, including scaffolding, fixed ladders, towers, sloped roofs, rebar walls, elevated catwalks, I-beams and confined spaces. Also always ensure courses meet industry regulations and standards set by OSHA, MSHA and ANSI.

Workers’ lives are on the line every day, but ensuring their safety starts long before the job begins. No one understands this better than 3M Fall Protection. Our training is based on more than 70 years of expertise in fall protection around the globe.

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What kind of fall protection education do I need?
  • Open Enrollment Classes

    Open enrollment classes allow workers to get a mix of classroom and hands-on training using a formal curriculum in a facility that utilizes the same structures your workers use on a daily basis. 3M Fall Protection offers a full range of fall protection and industrial rescue courses at our training centers. In the US, these are located in Red Wing, MN, Houston, TX and Orange County, CA. We also partner with other locations throughout the country multiple times of year.

  • On-site Training

    In some cases, it may be more cost effective to have the trainers come to you. You may have a large crew or want workers to experience the training in their own real-world environment. In these cases, we can send a trainer to you with all the equipment needed.

  • Fall Protection Awareness Demonstrations

    Sometimes you simply want workers to gain a better awareness of fall protection. In these cases, a mobile demonstration may be all you need. Our fleet of specialized vehicles can bring on-site, hands-on fall protection demonstrations to your workforce with actual drop-tests and force measuring instruments.

Open Enrollment Fall Protection Classes

Considerations when choosing a class to attend

Selecting the right class means accounting for what needs to be learned or achieved, by whom, and the quality of the instruction.

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    Each course will cover specific topics and teach an appropriate level of skills. Some courses address working at heights, others working in confines spaces; some are for the workers themselves, others for rescuers, and still others for those who train the workers or rescuers.

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    Some workers require training to a particular standard or to receive a formal certification. Be sure to select courses that meet that need.

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    The experience and competence of trainers, and the thoroughness of the curriculum they teach, is critical to the effectiveness of a training course. Look for courses with experienced, certified trainers and a strong history of expertise.

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    How you learn also has a significant impact on course effectiveness. Effective training facilities will offer hands-on experiences that match the environment you work in every day.

  • Fall Protection Authorized Person

    Offers an awareness of the issues involved with fall protection and best practices.

    Fall Protection Competent Person EM385

    Enables the attendee to be responsible for a fall protection program.

    Fall Protection Competent Person

    Enables the attendee to be responsible for a managed fall protection program.

    Fall Protection Competent Person Trainer

    Offers techniques allowing the graduate to teach select fall protection courses.

    Fall Protection Competent Person Refresher

    Demonstrates skill sets of a Competent Person and informs on new standards and equipment.

    Fall Protection Competent Person Trainer Refresher

    Demonstrates skill sets of a Competent Person Trainer and informs on new standards and equipment.

    Fall Protection for Tools Dropped Object Competent Person

    Learn how to implement drop prevention solutions by applying the ABC’s of fall protection for people to fall protection for tools.

    Confined Space Entrant/Supervisor

    Learn about confined space entry, egress and rescue, for entry supervisors, entrants and attendants.

    Confined Space Entry Trainer

    Offers techniques to instruct coworkers in the basics of work and rescue in confined spaces.

    Confined Space Entry Rescuer

    Learn about confined space rescue, for entry supervisors and entrants that is easily adaptable to both team and peer rescue.

    Competent Industrial Rescuer

    Expand knowledge and ability to use pre-engineered equipment and techniques for industrial rescue.

    Competent Tower Rescuer

    Offers competent climber and competent rescuer training based on the requirements of the OSHA, ANSI and NATE CTS standards.

    Wind Energy Competent Rescuer

    Teaches practical rescue techniques and equipment usage in the wind turbine environment.

    Wind Energy Competent Rescuer Trainer

    Enables attendees to conduct Wind Energy Authorized Rescuer training.

    Fall Protection Equipment Inspector

    Enables fall protection gear inspectors to make educated decisions on the suitability for use.

    Fall Protection Program Administrator

    Teaches attendees how to identify hazardous conditions, develop programs and select equipment.

    Fall Protection Qualified Person

    Teaches attendees how to design and put into place many types of fall protection systems.

    Construction Silica Competent Person

    Learn about the role of the competent person under the new OSHA Construction Regulation (29 CFR 1926.1153) for Respirable Crystalline Silica.

    PPE Essentials

    Provides an overview on several key considerations for Personal Protective Equipment program management.

    Fall Protection Authorized Person Plus Walking Working Surfaces

    Offers an awareness of issues involved with fall protection, specifically on changes related to most current OSHA Walking Working Surfaces 1910 standard.