Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 8:00 AM MDT
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM MDT

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Habitat for Humanity of Colorado Office 
550 S Wadsworth Blvd
Ste 150
Lakewood, CO 80226

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Elizabeth Shultz 
Habitat for Humanity of Colorado 

Competent Person Safety Training 


OSHA requires that a Competent Person (CP) be onsite to help recognize unsafe situations and to make necessary corrections in recognized high hazard areas. OSHA does have jurisdiction of HFH properties if they can establish an Employer/ Employee relationship. If you have one or more persons on payroll, then you have the Employer/ Employee relationship formed. The program offered to you is only the beginning of what’s necessary. However, it’s designed to cover the most serious hazards, according to OSHA and HFH. It is based upon the most common working conditions found at all HFH building sites. OSHA has actually identified 15 high hazard areas which require a Competent Person. However, the Competent Person Training Program offered by HFHI Habitat Construction Safety Trainers will provide training on five (5) of those areas:

  • Residential Fall Protection
  • Scaffolding (Fabricated Type-Pump Jack Type-Bracket Type)
  • General Jobsite Electrical Safety
  • Stairways & Ladders
  • PPE and tool safety
Who is your onsite Competent Person?
In the event of an accident or OSHA makes an unexpected visit, the first question they’ll ask is: Who’s your onsite Competent Person? This will eventually be followed up by required documentation, either from a former employer or from outside training, such as this program. If a person claims to be the Competent Person, OSHA will then begin brief questioning to see how knowledgeable the person is regarding OSHA standards regarding related work activities. Here’s your question: Can your designated person answer tough quick questions from OSHA while on your jobsite?

This program will cover massive amounts of information in 16 hours of training. This is a full 2 day program! The participants will learn how to use the OSHA.gov website for referencing OSHA Standards, publications and training tools among many other informational items. Each affiliate and participant will receive a record of training and a certified completion card. Successful completion of the training is defined by successfully scoring a 70% or higher on each written exam. There will be an exam given for each of the five (5) sections discussed. This certification will be valid for three (3) years, at which time you will have to renew.

Click here to learn more about the Competent Person Safety Training. 

Training Fee and Course Outline
Training - $150

Click here to view the course outline. 

Habitat Colorado has secured a discounted rate at the Hyatt House near the training location. Click here on instructions for booking a room. Contact Elizabeth if you have any questions.