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Suspended Access Equipment Training - Competent Person Training

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.