The Working at Height Regulations require that only competent persons are permitted to work at height. While it would be better to eliminate the risk of falling, this is not always possible. Regulation requires that if there remains a foreseeable risk of falling, steps must be taken to minimise the distance or consequences of a fall. In many occasions this means the use of a harness and lanyard system. The aim of this course is to provide the candidates with the skills and competency to carry out pre-use inspections of the equipment and identify correct fitment and safe use of a variety of harness and lanyards.
Who should attend:
The course is designed to benefit those who are required to use harness and lanyard systems at work, including those who manage and supervise them.
- Legal obligations including duties under the Working at Height Regulations 2005
- Fall Arrest systems
- Work restraint systems
- Work positioning systems
- Harness inspection and inspection recording
- Harness anchorage standards
- General care and maintenance of equipment
- Correct fitment and adjustment
- Rescue procedures
- Theoretical knowledge appraisal
- Observed appraisal of candidates fitting a selection of harnesses
Please note – inspection procedure is for harness users only, and not 6 monthly ‘LOLER’ thorough examination of equipment. If you need your equipment needs Thorough Examination, required every 6 months for this type of equipment, contact us for a competitive quote.
Course Duration – Half day. Maximum number of candidates – 12.