Compentent Person Practical
Inspection & Record Keeping

This program is intended for workers who will be nominated as competent persons to carry out maintenance of personal fall arrest equipment.

After the program is complete the workers will record simple personal fall protection equipment tests, keep records of the equipment and have knowledge of manufacturing and testing requirements for new equipment

The trainees should also be assessed by the employer to ensure that they also have the necessary experience and skills.


  • Understand the importance of trace-ability for all height safety equipment.
  • Understand the information required to complete inspection records.
  • Understand the effects of continual degradation of equipment and when it must be withdrawn from service.
  • Understand the importance of correct quarantine and disposal procedures.
  • Understand the processes for investigating the effects of contaminants and the details required for returning them to service.
  • Understand the design and testing procedures for height safety equipment.


  • Be able to inspect / thoroughly examine harnesses and lanyards for signs of continual degradation and fatal flaws.
  • Be able to record the findings of their inspections / examination.

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