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Course Information

IPAF harness safety

Course length: Full day
  • Harness Training

Course overview

You will learn about how to use and inspect safety harnesses – and about different types of fittings, fixtures, anchor points, regulations and fall protection measures.

Why you need this course

If you need to use a safety harness for your job you’ll need to know how to use it correctly to prevent falls and help keep you safe at work.

What you'll learn on this course

  • An overview of safety legislation / standards / guidance
  • How to work safely at height including work positions for avoiding falls
  • About different types of harnesses / lanyards / fittings
  • Hands-on exercise to check your equipment before use
  • How to select anchor points
  • Safe storage and maintenance of equipment – and how it will be inspected
  • Avoiding hazards – and rescue strategies for when things go wrong
  • About orthostatic incompetence (what happens when you fall in a safety harness)

NB. Please bring your own harness if you have one

What you'll get at the end of it

After we assess you (there’ll be a theory test) we’ll issue you with an IPAF Harness certificate valid for five years.