This course is aimed at personnel who wish to gain a good general understanding of work at height safety, in particular, those who are or will be responsible for using safety harnesses, lanyards and associated F.P.E (Fall Protection Equipment) in the work place. There are no prerequisites required for this course, although a working knowledge of safety harnesses and fall protection equipment is an advantage.
Since the safe use of fall protection equipment requires that delegates consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer’s instruction manual, English literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any tower user.
Delegates will gain an understanding of the work at height regulations required to effectively reduce the risks associated with work at height, the hierarchy of measures and using personal prevention and protection systems for fall restraint and arrest.
There will be a theory session where delegates will be expected to don a harness and fit it to their body correctly. At the end of the course, delegates will take a short multiple choice test. Upon successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a Kentec Certificate of Training and Photo ID Card, valid for 3 years.
Delegates attending this course will gain a comprehensive knowledge of Work at Height Safety, Harness and Lanyard Pre-Use Inspection and Fitting including:
- Safety Legislation, Work at Height Regulations
- Accident Statistics
- Hazards and Risks
- Fall Prevention, Fall Restraint, Fall Protection & Fall Arrest
- Harness Types and Design Standards
- Component Parts of a Fall Arrest System (The A,B,C,D & E)
- Identifying correct Tie-Off and Anchor Points
- Pre-Use Inspection of Harness & Lanyard with Practical Exercise
- Correct Wearing and Fitting of Harness with Practical Exercise
- Harness/Lanyard Storage, Care and Cleaning
- Rescue Provision Requirements
- Hazard Analysis & Risk Assessment
"Good training course for anyone using harnesses, quite easy to understand and learn all the safe way to use the harness. Good instructor too; Thank You!"
- Mario Serban
"Excellent course, learned a lot and got rid of my bad habits now!"
- Sean Hough
"The instructor made the course really interesting and engaging. Thank you!"
- Tony Fishenden
"Very informative, all aspects covered for course, instructor very friendly in attitude but very thorough"
- Christopher Slade
"Very interesting and informative, did not expect there to be so much involved"
- John Silmon