Inspection & Certification of Working at Heights Equipment
Carrying out Working at Height Equipment inspections is a Health and Safety requirement. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations, 2007, state that users of such equipment must be trained and equipment must be certified. Our Working at Height Instructor/ PPE Inspector course provide the knowledge and understanding to all the full inspection of Working at Height equipment.
PPE or Working at Height / Fall Arrest Equipment?
The equipment worn by a worker to minimize exposure to specific occupational hazards. Examples include Harnesses, lanyards fall arrest blocks and inertial reels.
When must the equipment be used?
This equipment is used to reduce or minimize the exposure to working at height hazard. A hazard cannot be eliminated by PPE, but the risk of injury can be reduced. For example, wearing a harness may not prevent you from falling but can reduce the outcome like death.
PPE should only be used:
as an interim (short term) measure before controls are implemented;
where technology is not available;
where other controls are inadequate;
during activities such as maintenance, clean up, ...