• All delegates must be able to certify that they are physically fit and have no medical conditions that might prevent them working at height. (A list of conditions that could affect practical training and work at height are available on request.)
  • SpanSet reserves the right to exclude unsuitable delegates from training courses.
  • Delegates must be 18 years or over.

The day will be split into two session

MORNING SESSION - Safety Harness Theory Training

Our theory foundation module including pre-use inspection.  See full session agenda.

AFTERNOON SESSION - Work Restraint Training

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


This session is designed for those who intend to work at height using work restraint techniques.

  • On completion of the course they should be able to set up, carry out pre-use checks and use temporary work restraint systems.
  • They will be able to set-up work restraint systems for fall prevention using a variety of different techniques and equipment.
  • During training delegates will be expected to carry out activities at height. 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.
  • Define their work environment in terms of a risk assessment and be able to select the appropriate method of work as a result.
  • Understand what constitutes steep ground and when work position techniques become necessary.
  • Understand the importance of avoidance of the hazard where possible.
  • Understand the correct setting up of work restraint systems.
  • Understand the limitations of retractable lanyards for use in work restraint.

The delegates will gain practical experience of using the following types of equipment to create work restraint systems:

  • Full Body Harnesses
  • Work Restraint and Fall Arrest Lanyards
  • Work Positioning Lines
  • Temporary Horizontal Safety Lines
  • Temporary Anchorage Systems

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.