Course Aims

  • To provide a foundation for those involved in work at height using Personal Fall Protection Equipment.  
  • To provide supervisors an insight to the requirements and safe use of PFPE for work at height.
  • To provide a good understanding of the principles for using PFPE and awareness of BS8437: 2005
  • Code of practice for selection, use and maintenance of personal fall protection systems and equipment for use in the workplace.
  • This module is a theory based course intended as a prerequisite to practical training.

Safety Harness Theory Training

Who Attends

A theory based, foundation course for workers involved in Work at Height using Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE). 

Designed to give operatives a thorough understanding of the principles of using PFPE including how to select the correct equipment for the task, pre use inspection, safe use, maintenance and mandatory record keeping. 

Course Content

Theory
  • Understand the legislation surrounding work at height and how this relates to them.
  • Understand the categories for safe work at height and the potential loads imposed on the equipment used.
Work Restraint
Work Position
Fall Arrest

  • Understand equipment standards and how they relate to user demands and their expectations.
  • Be able to carry out and understand the importance of pre use inspections and checks.
  • Understand the importance of mandatory inspection and record keeping by an impartial competent person.
  • Understand the implications of being suspended in a harness and the importance of rescue provision when working at height.
  • Have an awareness of the planning and selection of methods of work at height.
  • Have an understanding of the guidance given in the HSE notice regarding using of harnesses in MEWP’s. (MISC614)
  • Be able to plan and select the correct equipment for a given task.
  • Have an awareness of hazards related to work at height
Practical
  • Each candidate will be expected to fit and adjust a full body harness.
  • Candidates will identify different styles of work at height PPE.
  • Candidates will be expected to identify damage on samples of equipment.

Qualifications Obtained

On successful completion candidates will receive a certificate valid for three years issued by Spanset. 

Arrange your course with Sibbald

If pre-scheduled dates are not listed on this page, or if the dates published do not fit your requirement, please contact us as arrangements can be made to suit your needs. 

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Next Available Date:
  • Start Date

    04/07/2024

  • Availability

    9 Places

  • Duration

    1 Day

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