Tractel Work at Height Training

Course duration
1/2 day
Trainer to trainee ratio
1 : 10
Course entry criteria
£680.00 Ex Vat for up to 10 persons

The course syllabus is intended to provide basic information for anyone involved in or affected by work at height. It is an introduction to work at height and gives trainees the foundation skills required before further learning.

Terms and Conditions
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  • Aims

    • The aim of this course is to ensure that trainees are aware of the legal and best practice requirements when using fall protection equipment and are aware of their responsibilities.
    • To equip trainees with a base theoretical knowledge to effectively identify the main hazards associated with work at height and therefore understand ways to reduce the risks.
  • Objectives

    On completion of this course, the trainees should be able to:

    • Understand the effects of gravity and its consequences.
    • Gain an understanding of the legislation and guidance with regards to working at height and fall protection equipment.
    • Recognize the main hazards and risks in connection to work at height.
    • Understand the need for a rescue plan.
    • Identify appropriate anchorage points.
    • Perform a pre-use inspection of work at height equipment (harness/lanyard).
    • Correctly don a harness.
    • Correctly set up, use and return to storage a horizontal lifeline system.
  • Topics Covered

    • Legislation
    • ABCDE Of fall protection
    • Restraint / work positioning / fall arrest (best practice, recognition of mis-use)
      • Harnesses
      • Lanyards
      • Fall Arrest Blocks
    • Pre use inspection
    • Harness donning
    • Ortho-static shock (aka “suspension trauma”)
    • Rescue provision
  • Certification

    Trainees will be issued with a certificate and photo ID card which shows they are competent working at height - Valid for 3 years.

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