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Course Aims and Overview

Basic Harness and Height Awareness Course including Level 2 Ladder Restraint

This course is designed to provide operatives with the knowledge and Tools to work Safely at Height, addressing the working at height requirements under the W@H regulations.
We provide each candidate with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to safely use Fall Protection Equipment Restraint and Full Arrest as well as Level 2 Restraint systems for leaning ladders.
Level 2 – Maintaining 3 points of contact while ascending/descending the ladder, work position connection whilst working from the Ladders.

Duration: 1 day.
Assessment: Oral questions throughout the course theoretical / practical assessments.
Certification: Valid for 3 years.
Maximum number of delegates per course: 8

Venue Requirements

Room required with lighting and power connections, for projector, and seating for up to 8 delegates.
A practical area to set up Leaning Ladders 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

Delegate Requirements

All attendees must wear safety shoes and bring with them a hard hat with a chin strap, and a two Point Safety Harness, all attendees must be medically fit to work.

Course Content

  • An appreciation of UK legislation including the Work at Height Regulations.
  • Accident Statistics
  • Understand the difference between fall arrest / restraint and the importance of correct anchorage.
  • Hierarchy of Measures: RISK ASSESMENT.
  • Job Specific Equipment Selection.
  • Understand method for fitting, usage and inspection of equipment specified for this course.
  • Outline the access procedures for portable ladders.
  • Completion of practical exercises, Equipment Inspection, donning a harness, Connecting Restraint equipment and securing the ladder.
  • Conducting a practical ladder exercise at a height of approximately 5 meters. (This height is given for guidance only. It does not place and absolute limit on the activities of trainees following a course).
  • Self-Rescue Awareness.