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

  • 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
  • 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. 

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