Height Safety Equipment Appreciation & Inspection - Module 1

Half Day

PRICE: £145 + vat ( per delegate)

GROUP DAY RATE: £840 + vat (max 15 people)



Click here to check for scheduled course dates and locations.  Can't find a course scheduled for when you want - call our Training Team for help on 01606 737494.


  • A foundation module for any employees involved in work at height using Personal Fall Protection Equipment.  
  • This module will also give supervisors an insight to the requirements and safe use of PFPE for work at height.
  • The course is designed to give an operative a good understanding of the principles for using PFPE and will make them aware of BS8437: 2005
  • Code of practice for selection, use and maintenance of personal fall protection systems and equipment for use in the workplace.
  • This module is a theory based course intended as a prerequisite to practical training.
  • Further details of the training facilities, first aid provision, insurance, etc are available upon request.


Samples of:

  • Full Body Harnesses
  • Lanyards (Restraint / Work Positioning / Fall Arrest)
  • Retractable Fall Arresters / Inertia Reels
  • Guided Fall Arresters
  • Connectors
  • Anchorages
  • Damaged / Post Fall Equipment



  • Understand the legislation surrounding work at height and how this relates to them.
  • Understand the categories for safe work at height and the potential loads imposed on the equipment used.


             -Work Restraint

             -Work Position

             -Fall Arrest

  • Understand equipment standards and how they relate to user demands and their expectations.
  • Be able to carry out and understand the importance of pre use inspections and checks.
  • Understand the importance of mandatory inspection and record keeping by an impartial competent person.
  • Understand the implications of being suspended in a harness and 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 of harnesses in MEWP’s. (MISC614)
  • Be able to plan and select the correct equipment for a given task.
  • Have an awareness of hazards related to work at height


  • Each candidate will be expected to fit and adjust a full body harness.
  • Candidates will identify different styles of work at height PPE.
  • Candidates will be expected to identify damage on samples of equipment.

On successful completion of training, delegates will receive a certificate and photo ID card valid for 3 years.

How to Book

Click here to check for a suitable date and book online 24/7.

Cant find a course scheduled for when you want - call our Training Team on 01606 737494.

(To arrange training on your own site, please call to discuss.)

Training Locations

SpanSet Training Centre, Middlewich, Cheshire

Our modern, extensive training facility is based within easy reach of Manchester, Liverpool and Midlands, 5 minutes from Junction 18 off the M6. We offer state of the art classrooms with multi-media touchscreens for theory sessions, a bespoke reception area together with a 25m high, purpose built outdoor training structure.

SpanSet trainers are fully qualified and have many years experience working on site as well as training candidates.

All equipment required will be provided.

Refreshments are included (lunch provided on full day courses only).

Customer On Site Training

In some cases training is more effective when carried out at the actual work site.  Subject to suitablility and provided the area is safe for training, we are happy to carry out courses at a location of your choice.  Our Team will be happy to discuss this and confirm the feasibility.