Safe Use of Safety Harness

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Address:201 The Waterfront, Stonehouse Business Park, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3UT

Duration:1 day

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" The instructor explained everything perfectly. 10/10. "

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" Very well conducted, easily understandable with good practical experience. 10/10. "

Alan Dick Communications

" An excellent and very helpful course. The visual aids, hand outs and the instructor were all excellent. 10/10. "

Alan Dick Communications

" All the topics covered were very helpful to me and my colleagues. Thank-you for the instruction. 10/10. "

Alan Dick Communications

" Good course and well explained "

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  • Duration:1 day
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This training course is designed for people who are required to check, wear and adjust safety harness during the normal course of their work.


To provide candidates with a good basic knowledge of the fitment, inspection, storage and correct use of the safety harness including the legal duties placed upon them during work activities. This training course is loaded with solid, factual and usable information that will enable candidates and the employer, to comply with HSE Standards, help to prevent accidents and provide maximum job site safety. Upon completion of the training, candidates should understand their legal duties and safe working practice, relating to the use of safety harnesses.


Course Content
  • Introduction, aim and objectives
  • Duties and responsibilities of the employer and employee
  • Legislation, regulations and standards applied to safety harnesses
  • Personal Protective Equipment requirements
  • Certificates of conformability and traceability, inspection ad record keeping procedures
  • Safety Harness design and designation (Work restraint, Work position and Fall arrest)
  • Limitation of use and service life
  • Hazards and risks associated to working at height and harness use
  • Care and inspection of the safety harness
  • The need for rescue planning when working at height
  • Fitment and use of a safety harness
  • Overview of the requirements for correct anchorage points
  • Practical Instruction – fitment and use of Safety Harness
  • Storage of the safety harness
  • Evaluation exercise