Safety Harness and Lanyard inspection

Course Duration: Half day Minimum

Course Overview

Health and safety legislation requires you wear a full body harness with a short lanyard in ‘boom’ type access platforms (MEWPs). This half day theory course will instruct you on how to identify and select the correct type of harness, and of its safe inspection and use.

Average course length is 4 hours, however this may vary dependant on the Trainee’s experience.

A half-day course (theory) for users of safety harnesses, it covers the following areas:-

Legislation – Health and Safety at Work Act, Personal protective equipment regulations, CE Marking, EN Standards. Hazard analysis and risk assessment.

The definition of the three categories for safe work at height, to include a look at the loads generated when working with MEWPs. Work restraint, Work position, and Fall arrest.

Certificates of conformability and traceability, inspection and record keeping procedures, limitations of use and when to retire from service, strengths and characteristics of equipment and importance of rescue provision.

Delegates will be assessed with a written test at the end of the course. Successful candidates will receive a certificate.