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.
Candidates 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.
Safety footwear required for all practical sessions.
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:
- Safety harness & lanyard
- Fixed vertical and horizontal fall arrest systems
- Fall arrest blocks
- Restraint systems
- Temporary vertical and horizontal line
- 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
15% off equipment online for training candidates. Once you have successfully completed a heightec training course, you will be issued with your electronic certificate together with a discount code which can then be applied at the checkout when you shop on our web. View our height safety & rescue equipment.