Height Safety for Operations on Rooftops, Structures and Steep Ground

  • 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.


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:

  • Clima harnesses and lanyards
  • Inertia blocks
  • Rail lock travellers
  • Slip lock travellers
  • Flexible line fall-arrester
  • Fall arrest lanyards
  • Horizontal safety line
  • Latchway trans-fasteners
  • Grillon lanyard
  • Standard safety line

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 Position Systems
  • Fall arrest systems

The above work systems must be used and understood by all officers and their correct application explored.

  • Correct fitting and adjustment of Fall Arrest and work positioning harnesses
  • The safe use of all styles of fall arrest lanyards
  • Ladder ascent and descent using in-situ permanent systems
  • Ladder ascent and descent using temporary systems
  • Installation of flexible line fall arrest systems
  • The use of horizontal trans-fastener systems
  • The use of temporary horizontal line systems
  • Use and limitations of adjustable work positioning lanyard
  • The use of restraint systems and the potential variations
  • 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 training facilities, first aid provision, insurance etc are available upon request.

 Call 01606 738529 for advice and TO BOOK