Safety Harness and Introduction to Work at Height Training for Police Officers


No previous experience required.

  • To provide a foundation for Officers involved in work at height using Personal Fall Protection Equipment.  
  • A basic understanding of the requirements to assess systems of work and equipment to operate at height safely.
  • A good understanding of the principles of using PFPE and awareness of BS8437:2005 Code of Practice.
  • This module is a theory based course intended as a prerequisite to practical training.

Examples of:

  • Full Body Harness
  • Lanyards (Restraint / Work Positioning / Fall Arrest)
  • Retractable Fall Arresters / Inertia Reels
  • Guided Fall Arresters
  • Connectors
  • Anchorages
  • Damaged / Post Fall Equipment
  • Understanding the legislation surrounding work at height.
  • Understand the categories for safe work at height and the potential loads imposed on the equipment used.
  1. Work Restraint
  2. Work Position
  3. Fall Arrest
  • Understand equipment standards and how they relate to users demands and their expectations.
  • Understand the importance of pre-use checks.
  • Carry out pre-use inspection and checks.
  • Understand the importance of mandatory inspection and record keeping.
  • Understand 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 harnesses in MEWPS
  • Plan and select the correct equipment for a given task.
  • Awareness of the hazards related to work at height.


Each Officer will be able to 

  • Fit and adjust a full body harness
  • Identify the different styles of work at height PPE
  • Identify damage on equipment


Additional Information

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

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