Please note that our FAQs pages are informational in nature and should not be relied upon in lieu of proper training. If you have a question not covered on these pages, please contact us by phone.

Does competent person training automatically designate an individual qualified as such within OSHA’s regulatory umbrella?

February 10, 2016, 1:44 am | Question from Maurice | Category: Fall Protection Training

Group demonstration of the use of various types of fall protection equipment.Competent person training does not determine or bestow qualifications within OSHA’s regulatory umbrella. Designations and directives relating to it are issued by and at the company level to certain employees who the company officers and officials believe have sufficient training, knowledge and on-the-job experience to warrant such an appointment. OSHA does not mandate, approve, endorse, or create specific criteria that defines who qualifies as the designated individual. Read more.