Occasional Industrial Climber

Occasional Industrial Climber


  • Delegates must be 18 years and over.
  • All delegates must be able to certify they are physically fit and have no medical conditions that might prevent them working at height prior to commencement of training.  (A list of conditions that could affect practical training is available upon request.  If in doubt, call our team on 01606 738529 for advice prior to booking).
  • SpanSet reserves the right to exclude unsuitable delegates from training courses.

The day will be split into two sessions.


MORNING SESSION - Safety Harness Theory Training

Our theory foundation module including pre-use inspection.  Click here for full session agenda.


AFTERNOON SESSION - Occasional Industrial Climber - Practical Training


On successful completion of morning session, delegates can then progress on to the practical elements of training.

  • This course is designed for those who intend to access towers, masts, or similar structures using pre-installed fall arrest systems and use work positioning techniques to carry out work at height.
  • On completion of the course they should be able to carry out pre-use checks and use pre-installed access systems on masts, towers and similar structures. They will also be able to safely position themselves to work in these environments.
  • During training delegates will be expected to carry out activities at a height in excess of 20m. This will provide an insight into the delegates’ ability to operate in such conditions. This is only an indication of their capability, as it is not possible to recreate exact working environments.
  • The actual height and exposure will be set out on the certification, but this is only to show what was included in the training. The height shown on the certification is not intended to limit the height at which the delegate can operate.
  • An awareness of the requirement for rescue provision while working with fall arrest and work position systems.


  • Full Body Harnesses
  • Example anchor devices (Wire Strop, ATSL, HSL, etc)
  • Double Legged Fall Arrest Lanyards
  • Fall Arrest Blocks
  • Permanently Guided Typed Fall Arresters
  • Temporary Guided Type Fall Arresters - Work Position Lanyard and Harness
  • Rescue Demo Kit (SHARK)
  • Delegates will have an understanding of the common features of permanently installed guided type fall arrest systems used for access onto towers and masts
  • They will have an awareness of potential dangers and bad practices when using guided type systems, such as operative suspension, fall back and hoop ladder issues.
  • They will have an understanding of the limitations of Fall Arrest equipment and how to improve safety with respect to

         - Reducing impact forces

         - Reducing Fall Distance

         - Clearance Requirements

  • Delegate will have an awareness of basic Work Positioning techniques and where these can be applied to increase safety over the use of Fall Arrest techniques.
  • They will have an awareness of the common equipment abuses and how to select appropriate equipment to avoid this.
  • The delegates will also be given an awareness of rescue techniques and rescue equipment. - Have an awareness of other hazards relating to work at height such as dropped objects, exposure to environmental conditions.
  • The delegates will gain practical experience of climbing using the following types of equipment / systems:
  •  Full Body Harness for Work Position and Fall Arrest
  •  Fall Arrest Blocks
  •  Permanently installed guided type fall arrest systems
  •  Temporary guided type fall arrest systems
  •  Double Fall Arrest Lanyards
  •  Work Position Lanyards
  •  This will include climbing a permanently installed access system on a 25m structure.
  • Delegates will be shown and given the opportunity to use an example temporary horizontal anchor-line system A

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.