Safety Harness Theory Training

previously known as

(Height Safety Equipment Appreciation & Inspection) 

  • To provide a foundation for those involved in work at height using Personal Fall Protection Equipment.  
  • To provide supervisors an insight to the requirements and safe use of PFPE for work at height.
  • To provide a good understanding of the principles for using PFPE and awareness of BS8437: 2005
  • Code of practice for selection, use and maintenance of personal fall protection systems and equipment for use in the workplace.
  • This module is a theory based course intended as a prerequisite to practical training.

Samples of:

  • Full Body Harnesses
  • Lanyards (Restraint / Work Positioning / Fall Arrest)
  • Retractable Fall Arresters / Inertia Reels
  • Guided Fall Arresters
  • Connectors
  • Anchorages
  • Damaged / Post Fall Equipment
  • Understand the legislation surrounding work at height and how this relates to them.
  • Understand the categories for safe work at height and the potential loads imposed on the equipment used.
           Work Restraint
           Work Position
           Fall Arrest
  • Understand equipment standards and how they relate to user demands and their expectations.
  • Be able to carry out and understand the importance of pre use inspections and checks.
  • Understand the importance of mandatory inspection and record keeping by an impartial competent person.
  • Understand the implications of being suspended in a harness and the importance of rescue provision when working at height.
  • Have an awareness of the planning and selection of methods of work at height.
  • Have an understanding of the guidance given in the HSE notice regarding using of harnesses in MEWP’s. (MISC614)
  • Be able to plan and select the correct equipment for a given task.
  • Have an awareness of hazards related to work at height
  • Each candidate will be expected to fit and adjust a full body harness.
  • Candidates will identify different styles of work at height PPE.
  • Candidates will be expected to identify damage on samples of equipment.

On successful completion candidates will receive a certificate valid for three years. 

Additional Information

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