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Safe Use and Inspection of Harnesses and Lanyards

The HSE estimate that about half of all fatalities are attributed to work at height.  When relying on personal fall protection it is essential that it is in good condition and used correctly.  The Work at Height Regulations state that a personal fall protection system shall be used only of the user and a sufficient number of available persons have received adequate training specific to the associated tasks, including rescue procedures.

This course will familiarise delegates with the correct and safe use of harnesses, lanyards and anchor points for fall prevention and fall protection.  The course will give attendees an awareness of hazards associated with working at height and effective control measures.  Basic awareness training regarding emergency procedures will also be provided.  This does not include design of rescue plans or practical training in rescue.

This half day course is aimed at those working in lower risk working at height environments where access is straightforward and anchors are easily identifiable. Potentially this could be maintenance, manufacturing or factory workers who are working at height and suitable anchorage points are already in place.  Managers, business owners and purchasers of PPE may also find this useful.


  • Legal aspects
  • Risks from working at height
  • Components of fall arrest systems
  • Wearing a harness
  • Anchorage points
  • Inspection and care of equipment
  • Safe use of a safety harness
  • Safe connection to anchorage points
  • Awareness of emergency plans

Practical elements: Delegates will learn how to put on and safely adjust a harness and clip into an anchorage point. Delegates should bring their own harnesses if they wish to be fitted in them, but it is not mandatory as SSG will provide full-body harnesses for practice purposes. No practice at height will be carried out.


Open Courses - Courses are delivered throughout the year at our regional training centres. The cost per delegate is £135.00 plus VAT. The Training Bundles fee per delegate is £120.00 plus VAT.

Please click here for more information on our Training Bundle fees.

Private Courses - If you have 6 or more delegates a private course at a venue of your choice may be a more suitable and cost effective option. Contact our administration team on 01752 201616 for more information.


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