Work at Height Training (Harness use and Fall Protection Equipment)


Shoal CPD


1 Day

Valid for

3 Years
A shoal course for working at height

Course Provider(s)

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Course Description

This course covers the use of fall protection equipment when working at height. This course is for personnel who are required to work at height, e.g. steel erectors, maintenance operatives, surveyors/inspectors and telecom mast/tower climbers.

The course provides you with the relevant skills, knowledge and competence to work at height safely using fall protection equipment.

The theoretical part of the course covers the relevant legislation and legal responsibilities when working at height. The selection of anchor points and inspection of equipment as well as the need for emergency procedures.

The practical training covers pre-use check of equipment, installation and methods of use for specific types of fall protection equipment. The correct vertical and horizontal movement with energy absorbing lanyards.

The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by raising awareness in the use of ladders, step ladders, harnesses, and a variety other equipment/principles that are used for working at height. Learners will focus on the safety considerations, legal obligations, hierarchy of control measures and reporting procedures for defective equipment.

The course will develop learner’s understanding of:

Statistics and analysis for the cause of work at height accidents.
Planning work and Risk assessments.
Work at Height hierarchy and principles of prevention.
Trauma and other medical considerations which may occur during work at height
The safe use, maintenance and care of work at height equipment.
Safe use, inspection and maintenance of a Harness, lanyard and connector.
Correct fitting of a safety harness combined with a variety of fall protection equipment.
Working methods, safe use and installation inc. restraint, work positioning and fall arrest.
Hierarchy of fall prevention and protection measures set out in the Work at Height Regulations.
Introduction of Horizontal Life Lines both temporary and permanent.
Safe and suitable anchors.
Provisional Use of Work Equipment Regulation (PUWER) 1998 and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 requirements.
Rescue requirements and considerations
Work at height recognition, definitions & Regulations
Hazard identification, collective & personal protection
Safe work at height procedures (including fall factors)
Harness & restraint system awareness & fitting
Inspection & record keeping – Harness, fall arrest lanyard, helmet, sling & connector
Fall arrest, work restraint & work positioning awareness
Use of fall arrest, work restraint (inertia reels, fall arrest lanyards)

Who Should Attend?

To equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to be able to work safely when working at height wearing a full-body harness and fall protection equipment in accordance with legal duties and information implied and supplied to both employers and employees.

Additional Information


All delegates must be able to certify that they are physically fit and have no medical conditions that might prevent them working at height (A list of conditions that could affect practical training and work at height are available on request).

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