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Safety Harness Inspection


Whether climbing a one-storey ladder or a skyscraper rooftop, safety harnesses are essential when working at height. Falls from height are the most significant cause of fatality and injury in the UK workplace, but this need not be the case with rigorous, quality training in safety equipment, procedures, and actions for anyone working at or near heights.

This Citrus Safety Harness Inspection qualification provides the knowledge and skills to use competency to safely and correctly carry out the statutory inspections of harnesses, and associated equipment and accurately record their findings.
Delegates will receive training incorporating the guidance on inspection regimes detailed in INDG-367 covering the supporting registering of equipment documentation.

Course Outline

With a mix of practical and theory-based exercises and tutorials, delegates will cover the necessary information and knowledge to be able to carry out periodic inspections of harnesses and associated equipment. Thorough examinations of harnesses and associated equipment should be carried out and recorded periodically every six months by a competent qualified person.

The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations. In addition, choose to learn with Citrus, and delegates benefit from our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach.

Our occupationally and technically-experienced trainers coach delegates on this course, completing the session with a practical observation registering and inspecting equipment with a short multiple choice paper. Delegates must complete both parts to pass this qualification. 

Course Programme

This half-day training is a mixture of classroom-based discussion and practical demonstrations focusing on the inspection of safety harnesses and associated equipment that may be used. 

Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance and inspections, and understand procedures, appropriate documentation and classifications.

The course content includes:

  • Legislation applicable to safety harness inspections, including INDG-367 and the safe working at height    
  • The legislation surrounding safe working at height
  • CE and manufacturing marking systems
  • Registering and logging of equipment 
  • Inspection of harnesses
  • Inspections of ropes, lanyards and connectors
  • What to look for
  • Common faults
  • Correct disposal

Assessment consists of a short written assessment and practical exercises to demonstrate competency.

On Completion

At the end of the training, successful delegates will:

  • Understand the legislation associated with working at height equipment
  • Carryout inspections of harnesses and associated equipment
  • Complete documentation for registering and inspecting of the equipment.

On successfully completing the course, delegates receive a Citrus Certificate of Competence, valid for three years.

Who Should Attend?

This Citrus Safety Harness Inspection training course is who are or will be responsible for formal inspections of harnesses and associated equipment within the workplace. A working knowledge of harnesses would be an advantage.

Course Duration

This comprehensive half-day training equips delegates with a understanding of Safety Harness Inspection including any associated equipment.

Why Citrus?

We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training, providing exemplary service to our clients and producing excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors.

To ensure we are always at the forefront of the industry, we take strategic input from impartial experts to identify risks and provide practical solutions to high-risk, high-harm environments such as Working At Heights. Their professional advice, combined with our in-house expertise, means we can give hyper-detailed content on everything delegates need to know, including PPE and equipment, inspections, and servicing. 
Train with Citrus and delegates benefit from our in-house and employed Working at Heights specialist trainers, offering the very best training standards, consistency, and quality. Our professional, highly qualified instructors deliver all aspects of the course and guarantee a successful, exclusive and inclusive learning experience. 

Employers and delegates can choose from dedicated courses to suit customer-specific requirements, locations, and dates. As a result, we’ve successfully delivered training for over 20,000 delegates across the Working at Heights training category.

Things You Need to Know

A working knowledge of safety harnesses would be an advantage on this course. 

The training has practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in any elements of this course. In addition, delegates should also bring suitable PPE on the day of training, for example, safety helmets, safety shoes or boots, hi-vis and gloves.

For training held at your own location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. In addition, please ensure that the practical area has been risk assessed, is free from harm and is suitable for training. A suitable scaffold should also be available for the practical exercise. 

Popular FAQ's

Yes - delegates need to have a good understanding of the English language to take the course.

No, but there are practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if there is anything they need to consider before starting the course.

Yes, you need to bring your own PPE for the course. You will receive joining instructions with your booking confirmation with full details.

Yes, the course includes both theory and practical training and testing.

Yes, it can as long as the site meets the standard requirements.

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