Competent Person Practical Inspection & Record Keeping - Harnesses & Lanyards

  • It is beneficial, but not a requirement for delegates attending the course to have had previous experience using personal fall protective equipment (Harnesses & Lanyards).
  • Delegates must be 18 years and over.
  • Summary of Legislation to Work at Height and the Detailed Inspection “Thorough Examination” of Personal Fall Protective Equipment (PFPE) 
  • Equipment Standards – CE (UKCA) Marking and Equipment Traceability 
  • Overview of the categories of work using PFPE – Work Restraint, Work Position and Fall Arrest 
  • Characteristics of PFPE (lanyards, dynamic self-retracting lanyards, retractable type fall arresters, anchorage slings, connectors and harnesses) 
  • Identification of defects & typical damage that occurs to PFPE  
  • Overview of PFPE manufacturing, design and development process  
  • Equipment traceability and mandatory documentation – Declaration/Certificate of Conformity 
  • Determining if an item of PFPE is fit for purpose & criteria for removing an item from service (quarantine procedure, preventing further damage) 
  • Information required to be completed on a detailed inspection “thorough examination” report  
  • Inspect/thoroughly examine harnesses, lanyards and associated PFPE for signs of degradation and fatal flaws. 
  • Be able to record the findings of their detailed inspections/thorough examinations 
Equipment Covered During the Course 
  • Full body harness 
  • Work position harness 
  • Work position lanyard 
  • Adjustable work restraint lanyard 
  • Adjustable fall arrest lanyard 
  • Double legged fall arrest lanyard 
  • Retractable type fall arrester 
  • Dynamic self-retracting lanyard 
  • Anchorage sling – flat woven   
  • Anchorage sling – round sling construction   

Delegates successfully completing the course will receive a digital certificate of attendance valid for 3 years. Paper certificate and photo ID card are available for an additional charge.

Additional Information

Further information on our training facilities, first aid provision, insurance etc are available upon request.