Working at Heights and Harness

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Course Overview
Working at Heights

We offer a range of Working at Height courses for operatives; supervisors; and managers. The Work at Height Regulations apply to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury. The regulations place duties on employers, the self-employed, and any person that controls the work of others (for example facilities managers or building owners who may contract others to work at height).

Falls from height remain the most common cause of workplace fatality. In 2012/13 there were 46 fatalities*, over 2,500 major injuries and a further 2,727 injuries that caused the injured person to be off work for over 7 days, due to a fall from height. HSS Training has the right course to equip your workforce with the necessary knowledge and skills to prevent accidents when working at height.

Harness Safety

This course delivers a minimum of four hours of both theory and hands on practical instruction and assessment, providing delegates with a good understanding of the principles for using and carrying out pre-use inspections of Safety Harnesses, Lanyards and Connectors in the workplace.

This course also provides each delegate with a base theoretical knowledge of the work at height regulations required to effectively reduce the risks associated with working at height, the hierarchy of control measures, correct pre-use inspection and using personal prevention and protection systems for fall restraint, work positioning and arrest.

Course Details
Working at Heights
  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Working at Heights Regulations
  • Accident Reporting: Prevention and Investigation
  • Fire Prevention
  • Risk Assessment
  • Method Statements
  • Manual Handling
  • Access Equipment
  • Steps and Ladders:
    • - Towers
    • - Scaffold
    • - Harnesses*
    • - Machines (MEWPs)
    • - Cradles
    • - Roof Protection
Harness Safety
  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities.
  • Be able to locate and identify major components of the Harness / Fall Arrest and explain their functions.
  • Conduct all safety checks in accordance with manufacturer's and legislative requirements.
  • Select suitable type of Harness / Fall Arrest relative to the work being undertaken.
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for use Harness / Fall Arrest and demonstrate correct use.
  • Correctly fit and remove the safety Harness / Fall Arrest.
  • Carry out end of work inspections.
  • Environmental considerations.
  • Storage of Harness / Fall Arrest.
Career Impact
Working at Heights

PROSECUTION - Employers are being warned to take correct precautions when their staff work at height. The HSE regularly prosecute individuals and organisations for breaches of the regulations, particularly when these breaches result in death or serious injury to employees.

STAFF TRAINING - Under Regulations 5 and 6(5)(b), you must ensure that everyone involved in the work is competent (or, if being trained, is supervised by a competent person). This includes involvement in organisation, planning, supervision, and the supply and maintenance of equipment. Where other precautions do not entirely eliminate the risk of a fall occurring, you must (as far as it is reasonably practicable to do so) train those who will be working at height how to avoid falling, and how to avoid or minimise injury to themselves should they fall.

Harness Safety

The Work at Height Regulations require that ?Every employer shall ensure that no person engages in any activity, including organisation, planning and supervision, in any relation to working at height or work equipment for use in such work unless he is competent to do so or, if being trained, is being supervised by a competent person?.

If you or your operatives use safety harnesses as part of your normal duties we strongly recommend that you engage in suitable and sufficient training.

Entrance Requirement
You must provide:
  • Two identity documents from group A. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.


  • One identity document from group A and two documents from group B. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.
Group A
  • If you are a UK passport holder, your passport number entered on the application form. You do not need to submit the actual passport.
  • Signed valid passport of any other nationality.
  • Driving licence photocard if it was issued by the DVLA in Great Britain. We will not accept the photocard on its own if it was issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.
  • Driving licence photocard and its paper counterpart issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.
  • UK original birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth
  • UK biometric residence permit card
Group B (Address & Identity)
  • Valid UK firearms licence with photo.
  • Current UK driving licence - paper version (not the paper counterpart to a photocard).
  • P45 statement of income for tax purposes on leaving a job issued in the last 12 months.
  • P60 annual statement of income for tax purposes issued in the last 12 months.
  • Bank or building society statement issued to your current address, less than three months old. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different bank or building society.
  • Mortgage statement issued in the last 12 months.
  • Utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, water, satellite, cable) issued to your current address within the last three months. NOTE: You can only submit one utility bill in support of your SIA application.
  • Pension, endowment or ISA statement issued in last 12 months.
  • Letter from H.M. Revenue & Customs, Department of Work and Pensions, employment service, or local authority issued within the last three months. You can submit more than one letter as long as each is issued by a different Government department or a different local authority.
  • A credit card statement sent to your current address within the last three months. You can submit more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different issuer.
  • Council Tax statement issued in the last 12 months.
Group B (Identity Only)
  • Driving licence photocard (without a paper counterpart) issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.
  • Valid EU photo card.
  • Marriage certificate or Civil Partnership certificate, with translation if not in English.
  • UK birth certificate issued more than 12 months after date of birth, but not a photocopy.
  • Non-UK birth certificate, with translation if not in English.
  • UK adoption certificate

Q: Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?
Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 02089657818 and pay with a credit card over the phone.

Q:Are there any car parking spaces available?
Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking spaces available in the area.

Q:Am I going to feel safe during my course participation?
Beside the fact that our staff and the environment of the venue will make you feel happy and safe, CCTV is operating in most of the areas.

Q:I?m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?
Not at all. A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards. Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.

Q:Can candidates who have never used a Harness participate in the operator course?

Do I need to have any previous experience?
No, Generally we can train most people who have never used this type of equipment before.

Does training have an expiry/refresher date?
Yes, The authorities (HSE) generally work on the basis that refresher training is carried out every three years unless, specified otherwise by the training organisation. Certificates and cards are valid for a period of 3 years after training except, practical climbing courses which are valid for only 12 months. It is highly recommended that refresher training is undertaken after this period to ensure trainees keep up their skill levels and update them on any changes to the previous training. This is particularly important for rescue and climbing type courses.

Do I need to be medically fit?
Yes, work at height regulations anyone who is required to use and wear fall arrest equipment or deploys and operates rescue equipment relating to these training courses should be considered as not having any condition that may prevent and or adversely affect their personal health and safety including that of any other training delegates whilst on the course. Whilst we do not discriminate on the grounds of disability we would remind you that each party has a duty of care for themselves and others under health and safety legislation. Please contact our training administrator if you need further guidance on these issues.

Do I need any other safety equipment?
Possibly, If there is a requirement to use specific safety equipment (hard hats, gloves, eye protection) during training on the customer?s premises then yes, and the customer is responsible for the provision of such equipment. If training is on our training premises then the appropriate safety equipment will be provided as necessary.

Is there a practical assessment?
Yes, Training delegates will be assessed during training as appropriate on their ability to perform practical tasks in line with the training given, and above all safely. (i.e. equipment Inspection, carrying out rescues). These practical tasks may be performed indoors or outdoors as required. A written record of practical assessment will be recorded for each delegate indicating whether the required standard has been achieved or not. It is strongly advised that organisations carry out regular practice drills as appropriate to procedures learned in order to maintain skill levels. Equipment inspection skills should also be carried out regularly.

Is there a theory assessment?
Yes, Training delegates will be assessed as appropriate with a written assessment based on the course content to ensure the key learning points have been fully understood. A written record of assessment will be recorded for each delegate.

Will handouts or course materials be issued?
Yes, Course booklets and other key information may be issued as appropriate in the form of a training pack to each training delegate.

Will certificates be issued and when?
Yes, Training certificates will only be issued to those training delegates who successfully complete both practical and theory assessments. Certificates will normally be posted back after full payment of all training fees has been received.

Picture training cards?
Yes, we issue a credit card size card with the training delegates photograph and course details and expiry date on the front. On the reverse side will be a list of the training courses successfully passed. This is useful to delegates who can carry the card on site to prove competency during audits or if the authorities (HSE) visit. There is no charge for the first card. However, for lost or replacement cards a small administration charge may be incurred.

How long do training courses last?
Variable, Whilst we appreciate that time is a key factor to most organisations we do our best to minimise the down time but, above all we never compromise on quality or safety to either you the customer or ourselves by taking any short cuts when delivering our training courses. The timings depend on a number of factors such as, the type of training being undertaken, number of delegates. Timings and numbers are to be agreed at the time of booking and is generally based on the following but we are flexible to a reasonable degree, all timings are approximate. Classroom based training only - up to 12 delegates taking between 3 and 4 hours Classroom and practical training - up to 6 delegates taking between 4 and 6 hours.

What if I am late for the training course?
contact us as soon as possible If you are running late on the way to the training please telephone our administrator or the trainer as soon as possible, it may be possible for you to catch up during the breaks in the course or staying back a little longer after the course ends. Caution is required as late or cancellation fees could be applied. Courses can be re-booked to reduce cancellation fees.

What happens if I cancel or miss the course?
contact us as soon as possible If you know that you are going to miss or cancel the training course please contact our administrator as soon as possible. If you cancel at the last minute the full training fees will be invoiced. If you contact us and cancel within a reasonable time a cancellation fee may be charged depending on the amount of notice given.

What if the weather conditions cancel the course?
adverse weather, The trainer will assess the weather conditions on the day of training. If the weather makes the training unsafe in the opinion of the trainer there are a number of options available and these will be agreed with the customer.

  • Training may be delayed as appropriate and will recommence when safe to do so
  • Training will be suspended and if no improvement in weather or time runs out the course will be re-booked
  • Training will cease immediately and re-booked
The trainer will discuss the conditions with the customer and all reasonable efforts will be made to carry on training but, in the interests of safety the trainer has the final decision. For example if the wind speed exceeds 28mph then tower crane rescue training will cease.

Safety and security issues?
we operate a zero tolerance policy, We reserve the right to immediately cancel any training course where the health, safety and welfare of the trainer and or the training delegates is compromised through any individual(s) using abusive language, threatening behaviour or any other similar actions likely to disrupt the training course. This includes but is not limited to anyone who appears or is suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Cancellation fees will apply.

Can I provide my own training equipment?
Yes, Equipment used or provided by the customer can be used as long as it is deemed by the trainer to be fit for purpose. Training may be cancelled if any equipment provided by the customer for training purposes is not in the opinion of the trainer in a fit and satisfactory condition. Training may continue if suitable replacement equipment is provided within a reasonable time. Inspection records for certain equipment may be requested by the trainer on the day. Cancellation fees or re-booking may apply.


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