Competent Person Training
Spider has been a supplier of powered
suspended scaffolding solutions for nearly 70 years. We have thousands of companies
using our products every day. As regulations and equipment change, the need for
an updated curriculum and training program for our customers has become a top priority
for our company. To answer this need we offer a Competent Person Training Program.
What is Competent Person Training?
OSHA defines competent person in 29
CFR 1926.450(b) and 1926.32(f) as “one who is capable of identifying existing
and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary,
hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective
measures to eliminate them.”
Spider’s Competent Person Training
Program is designed to meet the OSHA
standards and provides suspended scaffold or swing stage operations training on
hazard awareness and mitigation, fall protection, basic rigging techniques and achieving
mitigation of site risks that will allow the employer to deem an individual competent
to use suspended scaffolding equipment.
What will the program do for me?
This Spider program, once successfully
completed, will allow you as the employer to deem an individual competent to use
Spider’s swing stage equipment and meet
the standards set forth by OSHA for
training of a competent person. Although successfully completing this program cannot
guarantee a safe work place, it will provide your key workers with an in-depth knowledge
of safe assembly and operational practices for
Spider's suspended scaffolding equipment. Properly trained employees,
working with the well designed and serviced Spider
equipment, will go a long way toward insuring job safety.
Workers completing the course receive a certificate from the class that would be
suitable to show an OSHA inspector during
an on-site visit. Completing the course can be used to provide your insurance company
and OSHA with proof of ongoing safety
training. Certification can also help you show your general contractor or owner
that you are complying with OSHA safety
codes for suspended scaffolds.