The Work at Height Regulations 2005 r5 states that only competent persons are permitted to use work at height equipment. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992 (PUWER), updated in 1998, now covers the use of work equipment in the workplace. The PPE Regulations 1992 r9 also states that PPE training must be provided if required. The aim of this course is to train people in the skills and knowledge needed to achieve the standards of competency required to carry out the pre-use inspection and safe and correct use of Harness and Lanyards in the workplace.
On completion of this course the trainee will be able to identify defects which is the purpose of the inspection to discover and to have a basic understanding of the safe and correct use of Harness and Lanyards.
The training is intended to benefit individuals involved with managing, supervising or wearing Harness and Lanyards at work.
- Statutory Instruments & Standards
- Dealing with fall risks
- Equipment standards
- Fall Arrest
- Types of Harnesses
- Safety Lanyards and integral shock absorbers
- Types of connectors
- Anchorage slings and strops
- General care and maintenance of equipment
- Fitting instructions
- Inspections and examinations
- Inspection cards / technical information
- Written Test Paper
- Practical Sessions / Appraisals
This is a Half Day (08:45 – 13:00) classroom based course, with assessments.