About FPPi  

General Overview of the FPPi Fall Protection
Anchor Point Evaluation Program

Program intent and purpose:

This program was written in response to an overwhelming shortage of Fall Protection OSHA defined "qualified persons" available to the global Safety community. The OSHA definition of Qualified Person as defined in OSHA 29 CFR 1926.32(m) is:

Someone who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has successfully demonstrated his ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, work or the project.

The ANSI Z359 Standards committees further restricting this definition to include only those persons with an engineering degree and a minimum of 40 hours of "qualified Person" fall protection safety training.

Individuals meeting these restrictions consist of a very small group. The ANSI requirement has the effect of further constricting the circle and making it harder to join the group.

In the meantime, as of the 2007 Government safety reports, nearly 3 people a day die as a result of fall related incidents. Something desperately needs to be done to fill this gap.

Recognizing the need and having the skill and ability to do something about it, FPPi has developed this program to, in effect, to bring a "virtual" qualified person via the worldwide web accessible to the safety community 24/7/365.

This program was developed as a tool, to be used by trained individuals, to assist in the evaluation of potential fall protection anchorage supports. Because it is a web based application, FPPi is not physically there on site to see, measure, and evaluate the potential support. However, it is through the training process provided in the Program Tutorial, combined with help menus within the program and the online help or call center help that we can give you the support you will need to evaluate your structures and provide safe tie-off points to your employees.

The program does have limitations, and is not intended to address every fall protection scenario that you may com across in your facility. The virtually unlimited number of individual situations, can not always be addressed by program governed by set criteria that may not apply to every scenario. It is our estimation, and hope, that we can address 80% of the submitted proposed points with this software. The other 19 percent will need to be specifically addressed on a one at a time basis by the "competent" and "qualified" persons on staff at the FPPi call center. The last one percent is for those scenarios that physically cannot be solved.

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