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Introduction to Fall Arrest Systems


Fall arrest systems are utilised to afford operatives maximum freedom of movement whilst working at height.  They are intended to reduce the impact of fall, should it occur.

Fall arrest is the least preferred option in the work at height hierarchy as defined within the Work at Height Regulations.  Consideration should always be given to methods of fall prevention where the requirement to work at height cannot be eliminated.

This one-day classroom-based Introduction to Fall Arrest Systems has been developed to provide delegates with an understanding of how fall arrest techniques and equipment can be used for simple work at height activities.

The training focuses on low risk environments where access is simple and suitable anchor points are easily identifiable.

Course materials include a course manual and workbook for your use.

Lunch and refreshments are provided by Rescue Specialist.

The qualification is valid for 3 years.

Course Objectives

The course will cover:

  • UK legislation for work at height
  • Equipment standards and markings
  • Hazards and risk management
  • Principles of fall protection
  • Safe working methods (collective protection, access platforms and scaffolding, personal fall protection equipment)
  • PFPE modes of use and risk factors
  • Emergency planning
  • Equipment inspection regimes



Prior Qualifications Required


Equipment Required

All equipment will be provided by Rescue Specialist.

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Course Ratio



1 Day

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