This course is aimed at personnel who are involved in
working on, pitched, flat, spire, trussed or curved roofs. With emphasis being
on the safe use of the many types of anchor systems that may be used. This
course also includes the pre use inspection and correct fitting of fall arrest
harnesses. Operatives will gain a thorough knowledge of the difference between
fall arrest and fall restraint.
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 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 on
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 the Rooftop Safety Awareness course will gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of work at height safety as well as rooftop safety on flat and pitched roofs 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
- Identifying correct tie-off and anchor points
- Rescue provision requirements
- Hazard analysis & risk assessment
- Use of Safety Harnesses in MEWPs
- Gaining access to and working safely on pitched roofs
- Gaining access to and working safely on flat roofs
- Installation and use of temporary lifelines
"The instructor was very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge willingly!"
- Frank Ward
"Very well explained. Fantastic Trainer who was extremely helpful and friendly. 10/10"
- Markello Dowsing
"Found it very helpful. Know so much more, did not know how important it really is. Feel much safer now"
- Cliver Fisher
"The instructor is a knowledgeable guy on the harness - very informative, thank you much"
- Marcus Lyne
"Well delivered course by trainer. A lot of information sheet given out which will be useful in my workplace"
- Stephen Hudson