Harness and Fall Arrest

To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the hazards associated with using and wearing harnesses. To have a working knowledge of how the various fall arrest equipment works and to carry out an effective pre use check. 

Harness and Fall Arrest

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 requires anyone that works at height are to be deemed competent – if someone is not competent, they should not work at height unless supervised by a competent person.

How is someone deemed competent? – training, knowledge and experience.

Our Harness and Fall Arrest course will correctly train and test you or your staff in the safe use, selection, pre use check, storage, disposal procedures and correct wearing on the harness.  Without successfully completing adequate training you risk being non compliant with the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Small Training Solutions are approved to issue our own certification or NPORS Accredited certification, both options will provide proof of training, all certification is backed up with your record of training archived on our secure system.  Harness training is a great way to also ensure your staff are aware of their responsibilities.

Injuries are in the thousands, and while people might assume that they are not in much danger while working at low levels on a ladder, those falls can make up a large number of these injuries. RIDDOR statistics released before the Work at Height Regulations 2005 showed that 60% of falls recorded were “low falls” from below head height.

HSE statistics show that fatal injuries in the workplace have remained level in recent years and falls from height is still one of the biggest causes.

This course is designed for those personel who work at height and are required to use a range of Harnesses and Lanyards while working at height.

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of the Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • What are the hazards
  • Risk Assessment and Safe System of Work
  • Correct selection of the harness and lanyard
  • Hierarchy of control measures while working at height
  • Rescue plans
  • Understanding the equipment used
  • Suspension Trauma
  • Pre-Use Checks
  • Theoretical Examination
  • Practical Test of Basic Operating Procedures

A high proportion of theory and practical exercises, this is followed by a theory test, pre use test and practical test.

  • NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme)
  • Small Training Solutions Certified

Harness Training Courses onsite:

Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Cardiff, Bridgend, Newport, Blackwood, Swansea, Llanelli, Llansamlett, Crosshands, Pembroke, Caerphilly, Carmerthen, Bristol, Brecon, Neath, South Wales, Wrexham, Llandielo, Aberdare, Mountian Ash, UK Wide

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