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This course is designed to provide workers with the knowledge and skills which enable them to work safely at height. It creates the necessary skill and knowledge base to meet the requirements for a competent person as defined by WAHR2005, allowing them to select and use appropriate equipment and perform periodic inspections of PPE.

Key Features

Course Duration1 day

Instructor Ratio10:1

Certification3 years

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Who's it For?

This course is aimed at people who are required to work at height but at different locations and require the skill and knowledge to be able to select and use different methods of anchorage and fall protection systems to suit.

What's Included?

  • Introduction and course overview
  • Understanding falls and behaviours
  • Legislation overview
  • Accident statistics
  • Risk based approach – hierarchy of measures (avoid, prevent, mitigate)
  • Work practices – methods
  • Equipment fundamentals and fall factors – EN standards
  • How it works?
  • Dos and don’ts
  • Installation requirements
  • Equipment functions, selection, limitations and pre-use checks
  • Tracking and controlling equipment and inspection logs
  • Donning and correct fitting of harness and
  • sub-components (PPE)
  • Rescue planning and procedures
  • Prolonged harness suspension and suspension syncope – symptoms
  • Examination

Any Requirements?

There are no requirements for this course.

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