Working At Height With Personal Fall Protection Equipment - A Course For Safety Managers

Who Is This Course For?

This course is designed to provide Safety Managers with core knowledge on the regulations, selection limitations, use and care of fall protection and in particular, fall arrest equipment. The course is a mix of theoretical and practical sessions with demonstrations of equipment use and destructive testing.

Course delegates will have the opportunity to use personal fall protection equipment to gain full understanding of the correct procedures required for safe use of this equipment. Practical sessions are non-compulsory.

Duration 2 Days Day 1; 1200 – 1700, Day 2; 0900 – 1630
Venue Lyon Equipment Work and Rescue Training Centre
Course code LT30
Cost Excl VAT £400

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Working At Height With Personal Fall Protection Equipment Training Course



Knowledge of working at height and the equipment to be used is an advantage.

Course Content

  • Legal requirements:
    • Work at Height Regulations 2005
    • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
    • CE marking
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at Work Regulations 1992
  • Types of access:
    • Fall arrest
    • Work positioning
    • Restraint
  • Selection of appropriate anchors Selection of harnesses and lanyards:
    • Comfort tests
    • Correct fitting and adjustment
    • Correct use of attachment points
  • Planning to avoid a fall
  • Minimising the consequences of a fall:
    • Fall factors
    • Fall arrest distances
    • Use of harnesses in mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPS)
  • Compatibility of fall arrest equipment
    • Use of fall arrest lanyards:
    • Types of lanyards and their correct use
    • How to spot incorrect use
    • Inspection regime
  • Correct use of retractable fall arrest devices including dynamic drop tests
  • Common failure modes of fall arrest equipment including destructive tests of webbing products
  • Rescue considerations:
    • Post fall recovery including casualty care
    • Harness suspension incidents Practical climbing session
  • Update on current research
  • Key issues when working at height


During both days there will be time for discussion on issues relating to work at height which you may like to raise. If you have specific issues which you would like to address please do not hesitate to ask.


A CPD certificate of training will be issued upon completion of the course. It is recommended that further training is carried out within 3 years.