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Safe Working at Heights including Harness Awareness 1 Day out of 138 Delegates

The Work at Height Regulations applies to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury including harnesses. The Work at Height Regulations bring together all existing work at height regulation and state the minimum health and safety requirements for the use of equipment for work at height. Employers have a duty to ensure that work at a height is properly planned, appropriately supervised and carried out in a manner that is safe.

Who should attend?

Employers, the self-employed, and any person that controls the work of others, (for example facilities managers or building owners), who may contract others to work at height need to be fully up-to-date with the new legislation. This course is also aimed at anyone who needs to use a safety harness as part of their works.

Aims and objectives of the course:

On completion, delegates shall have an understanding of the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations (2005) and safe practices for use of a safety harness.

At the end of the course delegates will:

  • Be able to work at height safely.

  • Identify hazards & risks

  • Inspect height equipment before using it.

  • Wear the correct PPE for the job.

  • Think about the safety of colleagues.

  • Understand legislation & why?

  • Understand regulations.

  • How to inspect a harness.

  • How to adjust a harness.

  • How to read manufacturer's instructions.

  • Why an emergency action plan needs to be in place.

  • What Lanyard/Inertia Reel to be used

Course Content

Health & Safety legislation
What is safe working at height
Identifying accident prevention
Selection of access equipment
Accident statistics
Risk Assessments
Safety documentation
Potential safety hazards
Emergency rescue plan
Safety Inspections & Storage
CE & EN Markings
Fall Arrest / Work Position / Restraint Systems
4 positions of fall arrest
Manufacturer's instructions
Why you never work alone
Who shouldn't be wearing harnesses

Equipment required:

This course requires a training area/room with the facilities to comfortably accommodate the maximum number of delegates. The delegates will require a table and equipment to make notes and the instructor needs power and a place to show a presentation. Delegates are also asked to bring their own Harnesses with them if available.

Our Venue

Our training centre is based in Braintree, Essex. Tea and coffee facilities are provided and other refreshments can be made available by request.

We can also provide on site training, please call 01376 538 501 to enquire.


Throughout the course there is a constant assessment by the instructor who will ask questions about what he has covered in the course, some may be theoretical or some may be practical. At the end of the course there is a 30 question multiple choice paper to be completed by all delegates. A pass mark of 72% is set for all delegates. Once these papers are marked and delegates passed then they will proceed to a 15 minute practical assessment. This involves fitting and inspection of Harnesses.


All delegates that succeed with the course will receive an A4 certificate of attendance that will be valid for 3 years.

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>Safe Working at Heights including Harness Awareness Course
Open Course Price£100.00 (+ VAT)
Closed Course Price *£600.00 (+ VAT)

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