Harnesses (In-house)


Duration: Half a day


Course content:


The purpose of this course is to ensure delegates understand the risks associated with working at height and is specifically designed for anyone who works regularly whilst wearing a harness or lanyard for support as well as those in need of fall arrest in their occupation.

  • Health & Safety Laws & Regulations -understanding your legal duty including the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the PPE Work Regulations 1992.

  • The responsibilities of the employer and employee

  • Working at Height – Risks & Hazards

  • Working at Height – Planning & Preparation

  • Work restraint, work position & fall arrest

  • CE Marking, trace-ability and record keeping

  • Types of Safety Harnesses – Waist Belt & Full Body

  • Types of Lanyards – Restraint, Fall Arrest, Fixed, Adjustable, Loops, Sliders, Inertia Devices & Connectors

  • Anchor points and types of connectors

  • Rescue Plan Awareness

  • The importance of issuing and using the right harness and lanyard

  • How to put on, fit, wear, work in and store the different types of harnesses

  • The importance of regular safety harness and lanyard inspections, who is responsible for this and how often this must be done

  • A step by step guide of how to inspect safety harness & lanyards including inspecting webbing, buckles, attachment links, web tides and stitching.

  • The importance of issuing and using the correct PPE, and step by step guide of how to inspect it


For further information, advice and guidance please contact our CITB expert:


Paul Beharrell

Email: paul@yorkshiresafetytraining.co.uk

Mob: 07590 241 444