Basic Harness Fitting & Use

Basic safety harness training course, providing the knowledge required to meet the legal requirements of working at height and basic fall protection techniques.

For person requiring knowledge of basic fall protection methods, allowing them to fit and use a fall arrest harness

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Basic Harness Fitting and Use

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The Basic Harness Fitting and Use course is for persons requiring basic compliance to work at height requirements, and  knowledge of fitting and using a fall arrest safety harness to connect to a suitable anchor point.

The safety harness training course provides the minimum knowledge required for a person to meet the legal requirements of working at height and basic fall protection techniques.

The training can either be classroom based or safe outside area based for demonstrating the practical use of the equipment chosen.

Course elements covered include:

  • Methods of fall protection
  • Pre-use equipement checks
  • Selection of suitable anchorages
  • Fall arrest blocks
  • Suspension intolerance

Practical skills covered in this course include:

  • Harness fitting and use
  • Use of anchorage slings and connectors
  • Attachment and use of fall arrest lanyards
  • Attachment and use of temporary horizontal line
  • Adjustable restraint lanyard use

The Harness Fitting course is useful as a prerequisite to the Rescue After a Fall (Course Ref: TRE2U) or Evacuation by Descent (Course Ref: TRE4U) courses if the candidate has no previous work at height experience.

This half day Basic safety harness Fitting and Use course requires candidates to revalidate their certificate after three years.

Arranged to order for groups only. Please call for details.

Course Details

Duration: 0.5 day
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Kelvedon, Kendal, Leeds, London
Entry Requirements: Good physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. Min. age 18. Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:10
Course Code: TFP1U
Assessment: Written test
Certification: heightec
Validity Period: 3 years
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested prior to attendance.
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