Fall Protection: Join us and Learn from the Best

Post Conference Course

Fall Protection Training

Trainer: Thomas Kramer, P.E., C.S.P.

Managing Principal, LBJ Inc.


Mr. Kramer is a managing principal with LJB who has 22 years of experience.  He is an internationally recognized expert in applying engineering and safety practices to reduce risk for workers at heights.  As a dually registered professional engineer and certified safety professional, he specializes in the assessment and design of fall protection systems.  Mr. Kramer is the vice chair of the ASSE/ANSI Z359 committee that develops fall protection consensus standards, and he serves as president of the International Society for Fall Protection.  He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in civil engineering, and an MBA degree.  He is also an experienced trainer, delivering client training on a variety of topics through LJB’s professional development practice, LJB University.

Topics, learning objectives,  associated with participating in all or part of our 3-day progressive fall protection program

  • 1 Day = Awareness;
  • Day 1 + 2 = Authorized User;
  • Day 1 + Day 2 and Day 3 = Competent Person
  • Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
  • Location: TBD
  • This course will provide IACET accredited CEUs



Day 1: Fall Protection Basics (Anyone in Need of Basic Fall Protection Understanding)

Topic Learning Objectives

  • Managed Fall Protection Basics
  • Identify common fall protection myths and facts.
  • Identify the primary elements necessary in a managed fall protection program as defined in ANSI Z359.2-2017.
  • Fall Hazard Identification and Control
  • Recognize fall hazards in walking working surfaces.
  • Describe the hierarchy of controls for fall hazards.
  • Active Fall Protection Systems
  • Identify the basic components of an active fall protection system.
  • Describe the need for rescue planning in fall protection.


Day 2: How to Stay Safe While Working at Heights (Authorized Persons)

Topic Learning Objectives

  • Active Fall Protection Systems
  • Properly fit a full-body harness.
  • Describe the use and limitations of connecting means.
  • Describe the necessity to select a safe anchorage point.
  • Describe the necessity to ensure fall clearance is accurately computed for a fall protection system.
  • Interpret system use and rescue procedures


Day 3: How to Oversee those Subjected to Fall Hazards (Competent Persons)

Topic Learning Objectives

  • Fall Hazard Identification and Control
  • Identify walking working surface compliance issues.
  • Select fall hazard control methods using the hierarchy of controls.
  • Demonstrate a method for assessing risk in fall hazards.
  • Prioritize hazards for abatement.
  • Active Fall Protection Systems
  • Ensure the proper selection of safe anchorage points.
  • Calculate fall clearance.
  • Create a system use and rescue procedure.