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Certified Instructor Fall Protection Authorized Person

Course Description

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Educating workers is not only a regulatory requirement for employers but is also a critical element to improving worksite safety. For many employers, having an on-site instructor is a beneficial asset for providing timely, consistent safety training to workers on-site.

This four-day course is designed to specifically prepare participants to deliver 3M’s Authorized Person Fall Protection programs. Each person in the course will receive extensive instructor materials, including items such as instructor guides, lesson plans, administration practices, and a supply of student materials to get started.

Upon completion of the Certified Instructor program, successful course participants will receive a certificate indicating their ability to deliver either of the specific 3M Safety Training fall protection programs; Authorized Person Essentials (course #6408) or Authorized Person Comprehensive (course #6418).

Topics Discussed

    • All topics and material covered in Competent Person course (course #6424).
    • Content & regulatory review
    • Adult education principles
    • Lesson planning
    • Course administration
    • Delivery practice
    • Classroom management
    • Instructor assessments
  • Certified Instructor Kits

    Each successful participant will receive a Certified Instructor kit which includes a messenger style bag containing a binder with the study guide/lesson plans, a scaled version of the student workbook with space for your own notes and prompts to assist when delivering the program, and an initial supply of other classroom materials. You will also receive access to our online portal where you will be able to download the electronic presentation and where you will submit completed training records for processing and card printing. In addition, you will receive an initial supply of Student Activations. Each Student Activation is uniquely serialized and includes a student workbook that aligns to the electronic presentation; a serialized temporary training certificate which a student uses as proof of training until they receive their plastic wallet-sized training certificate; and the Student Record Booklet containing the sign-in form, theory test, feedback form, and training record.

    Note: The certificate does not authorize the participant to teach other 3M Safety Training programs, or any courses constructed by others.

    Duration: 32 hours

    Duration is four days in all locations except Red Wing. All Red Wing s​essions are 4.5 days to include plant and test lab tours for the class.​

    Target Audience:
    Course participants should be individuals who have an understanding of and possess experience with working at-height, presentation skills, and worksite safety programs.

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