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This is an introductory classroom based course providing information on:

  • Legislation
  • Hierarchy of Risk
  • Ladders
  • Personal Fall Protection Systems
  • Fall Arrest
  • Personal Fall Protection Equipment
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Organisation and Planning
  • Rescue and Emergency Planning

The course also includes a written test.

Course elements cover:

A summary of the legislation that affects working at height

Hierarchy of Risk -

  • Avoid
  • Prevent
  • Mitigate

Ladders -

  • Legislation
  • Inspection and Defects
  • Safe Use in the Workplace
  • Storage

Personal Fall Protection Systems -

  • Work Restraint
  • Work Positioning
  • Fall Arrest

Fall Arrest -

  • Clearance Distances
  • Fall Factors
  • Techniques and Protection

Personal Fall Protection Equipment  - 

  • Harnesses
  • Connectors
  • Energy Absorbers and Lanyards
  • Static/Mobile Fall Arrest Devices

Equipment Inspection -

  • Inspection Regimes
  • Equipment Management
  • Pre-Use Checks
  • Defects & Damage

Organisation and Planning -

  • The Risk Assessment Process
  • Typical WAH Risks
  • Dropped Objects

Rescue and Emergency Planning -

  • Pre-Job Planning
  • Suspension Trauma

This course is run daily at AquaTerra House, please select a date in the below form for more details. Please note that this course may also be run on client's own premises/site which can be specified in the enquiry form.

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The Candidate must:

  • attend the entire course
  • adhere to course content and demonstrate the required practical application techniques

Certificates awarded after successful completion of the course will be valid for a three year period after which recertification must take place.