Safety Harness Training

This Safety Harness Training course, from SME Health and Safety, shows delegates how to inspect and use a harness when using a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP). It is also appropriate for working on roof access systems.

Please note that this course is held on site or at your premises and delegates will need to bring their own harness and lanyard for the course so it can be used for demonstration purposes.

Course duration: Half day

This course is held at your premises

Course cost £70 per person. Minimum charge £280 (or 4 people)

Travel expenses will be charged at 45p a mile for harness training more than 50 miles from CV37 9QT


This course is designed to show candidates how to fit and use harnesses and lanyards safely and how to inspect them .

Course outcomes

Understanding the dangers associated with work that may require the use of a safety harness and how to use them safely.

Who should attend?

This safety harness training course is designed for managers, supervisors and operatives, who may require fall arrest protection so anybody that uses safety harnesses when working.

The course programme

■ Legislation

■ Categories for safe work at height

■ Traceability

■ Work restraint – why and how it will work?

■ Equipment strengths

■ Pre use equipment check

■ Rescue provision

■ Practical session


Competency when working at heights.

See HSE information sheet,Preventing falls from boom­ type mobile elevating work platforms HERE

 safety harness training
Legal requirements and standards
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (as amended) require employers to maintain fall arrest equipment in good repair, including appropriate replacement. In addition, the Work at Height Regulations 2005 require that equipment which is exposed to conditions causing deterioration which is liable
to result in dangerous situations should be inspected at suitable intervals and each time exceptional circumstances which might jeopardise safety have occurred.
BS EN 365:2004 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height.
General requirements for instructions for use, maintenance, periodic examination, repair, marking and packaging gives general requirements for periodic inspection, instructions for use and marking of PPE against falls from a height. To counter the causes of degradation listed in the Introduction, the British Standard states that components should be examined ‘ at least twelve-monthly’. This is sometimes taken to be ‘annually’, although manufacturers of textile products usually recommend inspection more frequently than this.
Thanks for looking at our Safety Harness Training Courses information.  Tel 01789 330147

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