Safe Working at Heights inc. Harness Awareness

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 regulations and states 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 work.

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 and risks
Inspect height equipment before using it.
Wear the correct PPE for the job.
Think about the safety of colleagues
Understand legislation and 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

Throughout the course, the following topics will be introduced, explained or demonostrated to the delegates:

Health and Safety Legislation
What is safe working at a height
Identifying accident prevention
Selection of access equipment
Accident Statistics
Risk assessments
Safety Documentation
Potential Safety Hazards
Emergency Rescue Plan
Safety Inspections And Storage
CE and EN Markings
Who shouldn’t be wearing a harness
Fall arrest/ Work positions / Restraining Systems
Four Positions Of Fall Arrest
Manufacturer’s Instructions
Why you should never work alone


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 and 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 this will be valid for 3 years.

the following are frequently asked questions about the Safe Working at Heights inc. Harness Awareness course:

What is Required?

There are no requirements to partake in the Safe Working at Heights inc. Harness Awareness course.

How Long is the Course?

The total length of the course is: Half-Day

£80.00 Per Delegate Excluding VAT