Using Height Safety & Rescue Equipment – HART

For Hazardous Area Response Team operatives required to work at height in exposed locations.

For Hazardous Area Response Team operatives required to work at height in exposed locations.

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Provides education and practical training in the use of the specific types of personal fall protection and rescue equipment used by HART teams.

Our Using Height Safety & Rescue Equipment – HART course includes correct fitting of a safety harness combined with a variety of fall protection equipment.

For persons who are required to work in exposed locations.

Working methods include restraint, work positioning and fall arrest using both fixed and temporary methods.

Also discusses the hierarchy of fall prevention and protection measures set out in the Work at Height Regulations.

Explains pre-use check, installation, methods of use and possible defects for specific types of fall protection.

The Using Height Safety & Rescue Equipment – HART course also gives training in the use of the recovery reach pole system together with an explanation of suspension intolerance and the importance of timely rescue.

Practical experience of each working method is given and practised in realistic situations of use.

Course Content: General Criteria for the use of Fall Protection Equipment:

  • Safety harness and lanyard – fitting and use
  • Requirements for suitable anchorages
  • Fixed vertical and horizontal fall arrest systems
  • Fall arrest systems – dangers and limitations
  • Restraint systems – requirements and dangers
  • Temporary vertical and horizontal safety lines
  • Compatibility of equipment
  • Pre-use checks – care and storage of fall protection equipment
  • Rescue requirements and suspension intolerance
  • Installation (positioning) fitting and wearing
  • Methods of use
  • Dismantling and defects
  • Rescue and suspension syncope

Practical skills covered in this course include:

  • Harness fitting and adjustment
  • Selection of suitable anchorages and connectors
  • Use of energy absorbing lanyards
  • Use of restraint systems
  • Use of work positioning systems
  • Use of temporary and fixed fall protection systems
  • Use of temporary vertical and horizontal safety line
  • Use of recovery reach pole system

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

Course Details

Duration: 2 days
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Kendal, Leeds, London
Entry Requirements: Minimum age 18. Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TFP4UH
Assessment: Practical and written
Certification: heightec
Validity Period: 2 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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