Harness Use & Inspection Course


Course Content

  • Pre-Theory test
  • Theory – Regulations and guidance
    • MEWP categories
    • Structural parts
    • Pre-use inspection/familiarisation
    • Safe operating methods and hazards
  • Theory test
  • Practical training
  • Practical assessment
  • Training course evaluation & log book completion

Upon successful completion, delegates will

  • Be aware of the relevant Health and Safety Legislation.
  • Be Aware of the importance of selecting the appropriate Personal Fall Protection of the task and environment.
  • Be able to identify and select the correct form of Personal Fall Protection Equipment for use in a Mobile Elevated Work Platform.
  • Be able to inspect and maintain harnesses and lanyards.
  • Be able to fit and use the harness and lanyard identified.
  • Witness static and dynamic testing of personal fall protection equipment.

All candidates will carry out a multiple-choice test covering the key points of the course. If a candidate gets a total score of less than 92% the trainer will explore the candidates’ knowledge of the topic. Where the candidate has a good understanding of the topic the result may be amended.

During the course of the day the candidates will be continually verbally assessed by the trainer using working examples and scenarios to determine the delegates understanding of a specific topic. In addition to the test carried out in the morning session all delegates will be monitored by the trainer throughout the practical session. Any concerns will be addressed by delegate and trainer on a continual basis.
The trainer will use practical tasks to assess the delegate’s competence and understanding.

Equipment Covered During Training

  • Full Body Harnesses.
  • Work Restraint Lanyards.
  • Fall Arrest Lanyards.
  • Retractable Type Fall Arresters (Fall Arrest Blocks).
  • Connectors

The PAL Plus course is available to operators who hold an existing PAL card for the relevant category. PAL+ is an additional one day course of category-specific advanced training aimed at operators who work in a higher risk and challenging environments.