Harness / Lanyard Inspection and Working at Heights

Participants will have an understanding of the Legislation and the importance of safety while working at heights, using the use of fall arrest equipment and be able to identify any faults with the equipment being used which may render them dangerous.

Who This Course is for

  • Any employee whose work includes working at heights as part of their duty or somebody who wears a harness for fall arrest

Course Content:

  • Current Legislation
  • Inspection, Pre-inspection, Auditing & Certification of Harness / Lanyard Systems to a GA1 Standard
  • Definition of Working at Heights
  • Safety Awareness and use of fall arrest equipment, safe use of ladders
  • Selection and fitting of harnesses
  • Excavations
  • Fall Arrest & Fall Restraint Systems
  • Risk Assessments
  • Suspension Trauma and Rescue Plans
  • Use of PPE
  • Fall dynamics
  • Maintenance of Working at Height Equipment

Once the course is completed all participants will:

  • Fully understand the legislation relevant to Working at Heights
  • Fully understand the principles of fall arrest and work restraint
  • Be capable of fitting a working at height fall arrest harness.
  • Be capable in the usage of basic fall arrest and restraint system
  • Be able to inspect and maintain the Working at Height Harnesses

Course Duration

  • This is a half day course. It can be conducted on site in the Employers place of business, or at a nominated venue.
  • The course involves the participant carrying out an Assessment of the harness and its use and a written test.
  • It is recommended that participants undergo a Refresher Course every three years.

Learning Outcomes

  • Help meet the requirements for Working At Heights
  • Understand current legislation
  • Understand how to implement Working At Heights Safely
  • Certificate will be provided to each participant upon completion of the course