Using Height Safety Equipment

Comprehensive introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of work at height, including use of a variety of fall protection equipment.

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Provides awareness of the range of fall protection equipment together with practical experience in the use of the equipment.

Our Using Height Safety Equipment course includes the use of a variety of fall protection equipment, equipment care and equipment maintenance.

Participants will be taught the importance of correct fitting of height safety equipment including safety harnesses, together with an explanation of suspension syncope and the importance of rescue. Practical experience of each working method is given, in realistic situations of use.

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 Equipment course content can be adapted to suit specific needs of particular clients. Optional systems include permanent or deadweight anchors, fixed rail systems, adjustable lanyard with karabiner or scaffold hook, inertia reel and flexible line.

ACWAHT (Advisory Committee for Work at Height Training) syllabus is also covered in this course.

Course elements covered include:

  • Introduction to personal fall protection (WAHSA )
  • Safety harness & lanyard
  • Fixed vertical and horizontal fall arrest systems
  • Fall arrest blocks
  • Restraint systems
  • Temporary vertical and horizontal line
  • Compatibility
  • Pre-use Checks
  • Installation (positioning), fitting and wearing
  • Methods of use, dismantling and defects
  • Rescue and suspension syncope
  • Ladder safety

Practical skills covered in this course include:

  • Correct fitting and adjustment of harness
  • Use of energy absorbing lanyards
  • Fall arrest blocks
  • Vertical fixed systems
  • Safe ladder climbing

Safety footwear required for all practical sessions.

It is the participants/bookers responsibility to ensure that all relevant pre-requisites are met to attend this course and that the evidence is provided on the first day of the course e.g. in-date certificates for revalidation courses.

Failure to meet any of these pre-requisites may result in the participant being asked to leave the course. No refund will be given in this event.

15% off equipment online for training participants. You will receive 15% off heightec equipment when you complete a course with us. Your voucher is automatically sent to you by email for use when you order equipment online.

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Course Details

Duration: 1 day
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Kendal, Leeds, Birmingham, London
Entry Requirements:
  • Minimum age 18.
  • Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TFP4U
Assessment: Practical and written
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 at course registration.
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