Basic Height Safety - Rooftops and Structures (Fire Officers)




Officers must have successfully completed our theory foundation course Safety Harness and Introduction to Work at Height before progressing onto this practical training.


A course designed to provide officers with the knowledge and practical skills to work safely in the vicinity of unprotected edges, on steep ground or slightly angled rooftops.



Samples of:

  • Fall arrest harnesses
  • Fall arrest and restraint lanyards
  • Working positioning systems
  • Clima harnesses
  • Rail lock type travellers
  • Fire Service ladder restraint
  • Flexible line fall arrest devices
  • Intertia blocks
  • Horizontal safety line
  • Rescue kits

In addition to the theory elements of 'Safety Harness and Introduction to Work at Height' the following topics will be covered:

  • What constitutes an unprotected edge
  • What constitutes steep ground and when to use work position techniques
  • The importance of avoidance of hazards where possible
  • Correct risk assessment when setting up working systems and knowing their limitations
  • Exposure to height
  • Anchor selection
  • Work restraint systems
  • Work positioning systems
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Correct fitting and adjustment of all harness types
  • The safe use of all styles of fall arrest lanyards
  • Ladder climbing using in-situ fall arrest systems
  • Ladder climbing using temporary fall arrest systems
  • Installation of flexible type fall arrest systems
  • Installation and use of temporary horizontal line systems
  • Use and installation of SpanSet roof ladder restraint system
  • Use and variations of restraint systems
  • Application of security oversteep ground
  • The importance of rescue provision.

All of the practical systems must be demonstrated and their correct applications understood by all delegates in order to complete the course.

Additional Information

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


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