Safety harness basics course

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Safety harness basics course

Course Aim

Safety Harness – (Basics) Course delivers a minimum of three hours of both theory and hands on practical instruction and assessment, providing delegates with knowledge and understanding of the principles for using Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in the workplace. This course also provides each delegate with a base theoretical knowledge of the work at height regulations required to effectively reduce the risks associated with working at height, the hierarchy of control measures and using personal prevention and protection systems for fall restraint, fall arrest and work positioning and arrest.

The Work at Height Regulations require that “Every employer shall ensure that no person engages in any activity, including organisation, planning and supervision, in any relation to working at height or work equipment for use in such work unless he is competent to do so or, if being trained, is being supervised by a competent person”. If you or your operatives use safety harnesses as part of your normal duties we strongly recommend that you engage in suitable and sufficient training.

Course Summary

  • Course Duration: Half Day, usually 8:30am to 12:00pm
  • Maximum Instructor/Delegate Ratio: 1:12
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Based Theory & Practical Training and Assessment
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Assessment: Multiple Choice Test Paper and Practical Skills Assessment
  • Certification: Each successful delegate will receive a Certificate of Training and Photo ID Card (valid for 3 years)

Who should attend this course?

This course is aimed at personnel who are or will be responsible for using safety harnesses, lanyards and Fall Protection Equipment in the work place. There are no prerequisite required for this course.

Course Overview

Delegates attending the Safety Harness basics) course will gain knowledge of work at height safety, harness and lanyard pre-use inspection and fitting including:

  • Safety legislation, work at height regulations
  • Accident statistics
  • Hazards and risks
  • Fall prevention, fall restraint, & fall arrest
  • Harness types and design standards
  • Component parts of a fall arrest system
  • Identifying correct tie-off and anchor points
  • Pre-Use inspection of harness & lanyard with practical exercise
  • Correct wearing and fitting of harness with practical exercise
  • Harness/lanyard storage, care and cleaning
  • Rescue provision requirements


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