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Course Aims and Overview

Basic Harness and Height Awareness Course

This course is designed to provide operatives with the knowledge and tools to work safely at height and safely use horizontal life lines.

Duration: 1 day.
Assessment: Oral questions throughout the course theoretical / practical assessments.
Certification: Valid for 3 years.
Maximum number of delegates per course: 10

Venue Requirements

Room required with lighting and power connections, for projector, and seating for up to 10 delegates.
A practical area to set up Horizontal lifelines and conduct practical training / assessments.

  • Introduction/ Course overview
  • Overview of Legislation
  • Accident Statistics
  • Rescue Equipment (selection to be site and job specific)
  • Remote Rescue
  • Practical - over the edge Rescue
  • Prolonged Harness suspension
  • Suspension Syncope
  • Casualty Recovery
  • Evacuation / Descent
  • Practical Examination

Course Content

  • Introduction/Course overview
  • Overview of Legislation
  • Accident Statistics
  • Hierarchy of controls Process Change (Passive Safety, Fall Arrest, Restraint)
  • Equipment selection
  • Harness Donning/Fitting
  • Pre-use harness inspection
  • Horizontal Life line types (Textile/Cable)
  • General Deflection
  • Horizontal Life line pre-use checks
  • Using Horizontal lifelines