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Work at Height Regulations 2005 SI 2005/735 (WAHR) as amended by the Work At Height Regulations 2007 SI 2007/114

BS 8437:2005+A1:2012 Code of practice for selection, use and maintenance of personal fall protection systems and equipment for use in the work place

BS 8454:2006 Code of practice for the delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Working at height guidance

INDG401 (rev2.) Published 01/14


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GET SKILLS STAY SAFE


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More Than Training. Your Total Access Solution. Plenty of companies teach work at height. But Leading Edge go beyond that. With an all-encompassing approach, which gives you the training, work methods and equipment you need to complete your job — on time, on budget and with unprecedented levels of safety.


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The history of work at height is a testament to the people who put their lives on the line every day. Unsafe methods, carelessness, poor equipment... It’s no surprise accidents involving height were (and still are) the biggest cause of death in the workplace. Determined to make a difference we set off on a mission to save lives and change the face of an industry and from that moment onwards Leading Edge was born. Fast forward twelve years and we’re still working tirelessly in the fight against gravity. We’ve come a long way since the early days and amassed an incredible team of experts in work at height, education, access solutions and product design who continue to innovate and deliver handcrafted high-end height safety equipment and training courses to individuals and international giants alike, all from our headquarters in the South of England. Leading Edge is more than a company. It’s an ethos. A symbol of integrity, ingenuity and excellence. That’s why thousands of people all over the world choose us for their height safety training and equipment every year. Come and be part of the journey.


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Train in-house. or on-site, ANYWHERE IN THE UK. Sit a course at our height safety training academy in the South of England or book us on site and we’ll come to you with all the necessary equipment to deliver training. From Lands End to John O’Groats we can get you trained, wherever you are!


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INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION Thousands of people choose Leading Edge training every year. And it’s not just because relevant bodies like the HSE recognise our courses. But it helps to know you’ll be awarded with license ID’s and certificates you can rely on to prove your competence.


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TWO INSTRUCTORS. TWICE THE SUPPORT. You get two instructors on every single course. They’ll tag-team theory lessons, split the practical sessions into smaller groups with higher teacher-student ratios and generally provide greater personal assistance throughout the day than one instructor ever could alone. Sharing the work keeps instructors fresh and trainees engaged. That ultimately means you get consistently higher quality courses.


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we’re experts in both training AND product MANUFACTURING. that gives US THE insight to drive POWERFUL relationships between you, your work methods and the equipment that keeps you safe at height.


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Meet The TRAINERS

AdE

SPECIALITY: TOP SECRET

Commanding troops on the Afghan border, training Royal Marines to become Commandos, fighting pirates in The Red Sea; Ade did it all during a long military career as a highly qualified senior instructor. After working at height in many situations throughtout his career, conducting two real life height rescues and recently completing his Level 4 PETTLS instructor course, Ade was ready the join the Leading Edge team.


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DREW

SPECIALITY: ACCESS SOLUTIONS

Drew is a true height safety heavyweight. In the course of 25 years he has advised governments, developed new technologies, helped refine safer industry work methods and in the process enabled thousands of people around the world to work safely at height. As an instructor Drew is an innovator and natural leader who endeavours to push the limits of education, equipment and practises to help teams big and small to solve their height access challenges.

DAWN

SPECIALITY: HEIGHT SAFETY PRODUCTS

With a BA in Textile Product Design Dawn spent 5 years at Leading Edge as a product development specialist before diving head first into the instructors programme. Since then Dawn has emerged as an expert in both height safety and product design, giving her a truly unique depth of technical knowledge in work at height and PPE. Dawn is highly motivated and energetic with an easy-going teaching style that makes even the most complex ideas easy to absorb.

PETE

SPECIALITY: GOVERNANCE

Pete is a 30-year Navy veteran who, as an ardent advocator of workplace safety, soon became a highly qualified Health & Safety Officer. With meticulous attention to detail, a wealth of experience as a Technical Trainer and a passion for helping people understand and comply with their legal duties, joining the elite Leading Edge Instructors team was not only a logical progression for Pete, it was merely a matter of time.


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AFTERCARE:

BECAUSE THE FUTURE MATTERS. Providing world leading training and access solutions means investing in your safety over time. Our aftercare doesn’t fall short. Train with us and we’ll follow up with three amazing benefits:

FREE TOOLBOX TALKS We all get a little rusty, so we’ll revisit you every 6 months when requested and top up your skills with short a Leading Edge toolbox talk to combat skill-fade. This ensures your continued safety and maintains the validity of your primary certification as required by the british standard.

FREE EQUIPMENT INSPECTION Whenever your Leading Edge kit needs formally inspecting (legaly required every 6 months) you can ship it to our factory and our qualified inspectors will check and re-certify it if fit for use, free of charge. Alternatively, for a fixed fee we can visit you and inspect your equipment on-site.

PRODUCT DISCOUNT Once trained you’ll be eligible to recieve discount on our entire range of height safety products. Have a word with our sales department via phone or email at sales@ leadingedgesafety.co.uk and find out what deals we can do for you.


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TAILOR YOUR TRAINING Don’t settle for generic training. Choose a Trade Sphere and get your course customised with information, imagery, equipment and exercises that truly matter. We offer a range of Trade Spheres for all work at height course levels so find what’s right for you and we guarantee you’ll get the most valuable and relevant skills for your job.


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GENERAL ACCESS Gain a height access solution for any general industry that requires protection from edge exposure in the workplace. This includes, but is not limited to, theatre, marine, public building access, industrial units, manufacturing and infrastructure services etc. The course typically provides a wide skill-set to work in many situations, however if you have a specific general industry trade not covered by our spheres, have a word with our instructors. We’ll help you find a bespoke solution and customise the course to suit your personal needs.

LEADING EDGE WORK Leading Edge Work is a generalist sphere suited to construction workers exposed to a variety of edges, or those with multiple job roles requiring a broad knowledge of height safety principles and practices. While we aim to cover an assortment of working at height techniques to access multiple edges across horizontal and vertical planes, the course is also highly adaptable. So if you have a construction trade not covered by other spheres pick this one and our instructors will tailor the course around your specific height access requirements.


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FACTORY / WAREHOUSE Whether you’re operating roof machinery and cranes, traversing gantries and walkaways or climbing racking, working at height in factories and warehouses exposes you to a wide range of fall hazards. To cover your bases we’ll give you the broad skill set to solve the variety of height access challenges you face on a daily basis. By the end of the course you’ll be confident in your ability to set up and operate appropriate equipment for the prevention of slips, trips, falls and pendulum in the factory and warehouse environment while climbing.

PLANT / MACHINERY Learn how to access and traverse a spectrum of machines

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plants

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cranes,

diggers,

excavators and dozers. As a plant and machinery operator working close to the ground poses specific challenges, as many work at height protection systems require a minimum fall distance to engage. To solve this you’ll learn how to utilise two systems in unison; a primary fall restraint system backed up with a secondary pendulum

prevention

system.

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combination

maintains mobility while ensuring ultimate fall safety at any height with plants and machinery.


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ROOFTOP / MANSAFE Get the skills to work on all types of flat and pitched roofs. Whether they be glass atriums, temporary structures, new builds, concrete or profiled metal, you’ll learn how to use existing roof systems, select anchorage locations and adopt temporary measures when permanent ones are unavailable. You’ll also discover restraint and adjustable restraint systems to gain safe access to one or multiple edges, and learn a variety of more advanced techniques such as the use of lifelines for increased mobility and intermediate attachments for multi-user support on roof edges.

PETROcHEM / REFINERY Petrochem and refinery work means accessing complex structures such as chimney stacks, pipe racks, steel frames, tanks, walkways, gantry’s and fixed ladders. You’ll learn how to assess your level of edge exposure, identify and select appropriate anchorage points and employ fall protection systems to gain access to these structures, utilising both front and rear connections on two-point harnesses for maximum mobility across horizontal and vertical planes. Everything you need to conduct work at height in the petrochem/refinery industry.


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LADDER WORK Working with industrial ladders creates two distinct hazards; users falling from ladders and ladders slipping away from underneath users themselves. Thankfully the technology and work methods exist to stop this happening. You’ll learn how to gain safe short duration access to industrial ladders using lanyards and adjustable restraint systems whilst using stabilising techniques to prevent slips, moving or falling. You’ll also explore positioning aids for hands free work in fixed and variable locations along the side of a building for total ladder safety.

SCAFFOLDING As a scaffolder it’s not enough to throw on a harness and hope for the best. It needs to be worn correctly in conjunction with the right fall protection systems. The problem is it’s easy to use the wrong lanyards — you feel safe but if you’re working below the minimum required fall distance you’ll hit the floor before protection engages. To keep you safe you’ll discover how to use fall arrest and fall restraint systems relative to your working height, and learn how to use adjustable lanyards correctly in twin configuration for 100% tie-off whilst manoeuvring on a scaffold.


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FACADE / ENVELOPE As a facade worker you need access to large leading edges for the installation of cladding, glazing and brackets. To do this you’ll learn how to select and use suitable anchorage locations and devices, and cleverly employ multiple adjustable restraint systems to give you localised or total perimeter edge access. We’ll also show you how to safely access hard-to-reach corners and support multiple operatives across a wide working area by adopting specialised practices such as lifeline bending and intermediate attachments.

CONCRETE FRAME Reinforced concrete structures pose two particular height safety challenges; multiple open edges around progressively expanding decking and infill exposure between table forms. The good news is there are several access solutions available to you. Whether working with Alsipercha, lifelines or inertia reels, we’ll show you how to safely utilise rebar for anchorage points and employ any of these three protection systems to access and complete your concrete frame work safely, efficiently and with personal confidence.


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DEMOLITION Work at height in demolition is highly unpredictable. Structural integrity is uncertain and strip outs expose you to fall hazards from removed walls, floors and partial deconstruction. To gain access to challenging and constantly changing environments you’ll learn how to scan your work area for safe anchor points, make use of bracing, doorways and windows, and adopt temporary height access solutions such as Man Anchors when a fixed structure is unfit to use. We’ll help you adapt to your scenario and prevent the risk of accidents at height when accessing a demolition site.

PRECAST Precast puts you at permanent risk of a fall from straddling steel and working with progressively extending leading edges while installing planks and floor panels. To stay safe we’ll show you how to identify and set up suitable anchorage and give you the equipment and methods you need to work around intricate edges as the build takes place. We’ll also explore more advanced techniques required to access precast elements such as stairwells to give you a complete skill set required for the precast industry.


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Site Requirements: Don’t worry about any equipment; we’ll bring our own projector, screen, laptops and props for theory lessons! We just need somewhere to teach, so if you book an on site course don’t forget to arrange a training room that can hold the appropriate number of people.

All The Theory You Need. In Digestible Modules. Theory is the first step on the road to competency in height safety. There’s a lot to learn: legislation, control measures, equipment performance and work methods — the list goes on. Sound daunting? We understand. That’s why we’ve broken down everything you need to know into digestible modules. They’re easier to absorb and completely scalable, so if certain topics concern you more than others we can adapt to keep information relevant and be as deep or as brief as you need.

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FOUNDATIONS Foundations lays the groundwork for your training. We’ll discuss course objectives and prime you with essential background knowledge on the subject of height safety, covering the basics of why we need it, the devastating effects falls have on individuals, families and businesses and your general legal responsibilities and duties. By exploring historical references, statistics and legislation we’ll paint — in real terms — a picture of where we are today, how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go to make the work place a safe place.

LEGISLATION As a manager or employer you have strict legal responsibility to keep your workforce safe at height. But while the WAH Regulations and British Standard exist for everyone’s benefit, being extensive jargonfilled documents makes them daunting and difficult for non-legal professionals to understand. Thankfully we do all the heavy lifting to pull out the clauses that are relevant to you and explain them one-byone in layman’s terms, helping you understand how to comply with the law and prevent unknowingly exposing yourselves and your team to the possibility of future legal repercussions.

DEP / Definitions, Equipment & Practices To have a meaningful discussion about height safety we need a clear picture of the terminology and work methods fundamental to all work at height. They fall into three distinct categories: Fall Arrest, Work Positioning and Fall Restraint. In DEP we break down and deliver detailed definitions of all three methods, demystifying what they mean, how they function, the equipment that comprise them and the various ways in which they can be utilised in a height access solution.


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HIERARCHY OF CONTROL MEASURES Before work at height can begin each task must be assessed for risk and appropriate safety measures should be placed where needed. To do this we’ll utilize the Hierarchy of Control Measures, which outlines a step-by-step procedure to guide your height access provisions. We’ll start at the top with the safest possible procedure (avoiding the need to work at height all-together) and move down the hierarchy with progressively hazardous scenarios, giving you the knowledge to conduct your own future assessments using the HCM.


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HARNESS TRAINING Throw it over your shoulders, clip it together, fasten the leg straps and you’re good to go, right? Be under no illusions, a damaged or incorrectly worn harness can lead to death, or if you’re truly unlucky, extreme testicular trauma and rectal damage! To prevent such a nauseating fate we’ll take you back to basics, familiarise you with different types of height safety harnesses and their various purposes, teach you how to perform pre-use inspections and then get down to the nuts and bolts of how to don and adjust it. At the end of the module each of you will be provided with your own harness to practise wearing, which will be then be assessed by the instructor to make sure the whole team is competent and confident before moving on.

INTERMEDIATE DEVICES Once you have an understanding of what arrest and restraint methods are we take a deeper a look at intermediate devices, which work together between your anchor point and harness to form a height safety system. These include inertia reels, lanyards, lifelines, connectors and anchorage. We walk you through each device, demonstrating how they function, how you use them, what their limitations and performance capabilities are and the practices and work methods that enable you to use them correctly in applications.


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UNDERSTANDING ANCHORAGE Anchorage is the first and arguably the most important link in the height safety chain. The challenge is knowing what constitutes a safe anchorage point and how to select the right anchorage device to connect with out of a myriad of different options and configurations. To help you understand we’ll start by exploring permanent anchor points comprising of fixed structures in your environment and move on to temporary solutions. Finally we’ll talk in depth about available anchorage devices and analyse their specific uses, configurations, ratings and certification to give you the theoretical knowledge to identify and set up suitable anchorage for your height safety system.

HEIGHT RESCUE 101 While we should do all we can to prevent falls, using arrest and adjustable restraint systems mean the risk of a fall still exists. We need to be prepared to conduct a swift height rescue should one occur. In height rescue 101 we’ll examine the physical effects of suspension intolerance and reflow syndrome on the human body and demystify the law, revealing exactly what you are required to plan and make provisions for. We’ll then introduce you to the 3 main methods of height rescue—lowering, raising and combined—to gain an overview of how they operate, their requirements of use and their pros and cons for the recovery of conscious and unconscious fall casualties.


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KIT CARE Working at height puts your life in the hands of your equipment, so it’s in your interest to make sure your kit is fit for use. To ensure safety we’ll teach you the importance of frequent kit inspection and outline the basic principles of product and service life. We’ll then explore both the causes and visual indicators of degradation on a variety of different products, helping you keep your kit in good condition by handling, storing and transporting it appropriately and identifying damage when conducting daily pre-use inspections.

FORMAL KIT INSPECTION Formal equipment inspection is a requirement that must be conducted by a competent person on a 6-monthly basis. To understand your legal responsibilities we’ll introduce you to the inspections process for a full range of PPE and demonstrate how to record the relevant paperwork. Towards the end of the module is a practical exercise in which groups complete a harness inspection test, which gives them the confidence to conduct kit inspections for height safety harnesses.

DROPPED OBJECTS Dropped objects are a serious risk, and not just to people, to anything below a work area where hand-held equipment can fall. In Dropped Objects we have a frank discussion about the problems associated with untethered tools, cover some mind-blowing physics about the impact force even the tiniest objects can generate, and lay down the law regarding individual and company liability resulting from injury. Finally we explore some tool tethering solutions available to you today, so you can start to safely secure your tools at height.


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RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ASSESSMENT For many the thought of conducting a risk assessment seems laborious and over-demanding, but it needn’t be difficult and if done properly will make all the difference. A good risk assessment ensures employees stay safe and should an accident occur you’ll have the paperwork to back up the fact you did all you could be reasonably expected to do. To get you started we dive right in and show you how to easily identify hazards, consider who might be harmed, evaluate risks and record and implement your findings into a pain-free risk assessment.

METHOD STATEMENTS METHOD STATEMENTS Those responsible for planning work at height are legally required to provide a method statement, a document explaining the way tasks should be completed. It outlines in detail the hazards involved and provides a guide on how to complete the job safely. With examples, we’ll walk you through the process of creating a strong, simple and effective method statement that communicates risks and necessary precautions to all those involved in work at height, whilst avoiding the pitfall of ambiguities or generalisations that could lead to confusion.

PLANNING WORK ACTIVITY PLANNING WORK ACTIVITY You’ve sat through the all modules, now it’s time to put it all together! Using the knowledge gained throughout the course we give you several mock scenarios and challenge you in teams to conduct visual risk assessments, decide upon suitable anchorage locations and select equipment for work at height. In an informal discussion each group will then explain and debate their decision making process to demonstrate their ability to plan for a variety of work activities.


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Site Requirements: 5m - 20m

Practical exercises require 5m - 20m

90 °

three anchor points* placed at right angles and spaced between 5 and 20 metres.

Don’t fret if site access is unavailable. We strive to be as accommodating as possible and can conduct practical lessons in car parks, fields and classrooms when necessary! *columns, railings, fencing, metal structures, rebar or anything capable of supporting 300kg.

OUT OF THE CLASSROOM, INTO A HARNESS. WHERE REAL LEARNING BEGINS. It’s not enough to know only theory, you have to do it in the real world. And that’s where Leading Edge courses really shine. There are many ways to work, so after finding the right access solution you’ll get hands on in a live scenario where you’ll physically practise setting up and using your equipment. Let’s look at some techniques you’ll discover as we go through 6 practical phases: harnesses, anchorage, fall arrest blocks, retraint systems, lifelines and lanyards.

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PHASE ONE/

HARNESS TRAINING The theory is complete. It’s time to put our harnesses on and get outside for the practical session. But before we do we’ll conduct a quick recap of the information learned in the harness training theory module to double-check everyone has remembered how to correctly fit and adjust their harness before going any further.


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ANCHORAGE Without firm roots even the strongest tree would topple. And just as anchorage forms the foundation of any working at height solution, mistakes made here make all subsequent safety efforts worthless. So how do we know which device to use, and where do we place it relative to both our work area and the leading edge? What wrapping method should we employ, and how do different configurations affect load capacity? These are some of the questions we’ll answer and by the end of Phase 2 you’ll discover how to select and operate anchorage devices suitable to your work area.


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FALL ARREST BLOCKS Fall arrest blocks give you increased mobility straight out of the box. The tradeoff is they allow you to enter into a fall. However, if you do go over an edge the fall arrest block quickly engages it’s breaks to halt the motion and (hence the title) arrest the fall. Because this work method permits falling it requires particular caution when checking, placing and anchoring to prevent misuse and avoid pendulum whilst being aware of minimum height restrictions. We’ll demystify strict rules and practises so you can gain the benefit of fall arrest blocks in various situations depending on your activities and level of exposure.


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SINGLE BLOCK One Open Edge / 2m Work Area

Vertical Block One Open Edge / 1m Work Area

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parallel blocks One Open Edge / Wide Work Area

triangulated blocks Two Open Edges / Wide Work Areas


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RESTRAINT SYSTEMS Higher up in the height safety hierarchy is restraint. This method offers the same level of access as fall arrest blocks but is considered a safer and more desirable style of work since the use of ropes ‘restrains’ your proximity to an edge. Restraint Systems are extremely versatile, allowing for both front and rear connection in several configurations across horizontal, vertical and pitched planes, some or all of which you’ll discover and practise depending on your course level and access requirements.


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SINGLE LINE One Open Edge / 2m Work Area

Vertical Line One Open Edge / 1m Work Area

Parallel Lines One Open Edge / Wide Work Area

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TRIANGULATED LINES Two Open Edges / Wide Work Areas

SINGLE PITCHED LINE One Open Edge / 2m Work Area

Parallel Pitched Lines Three Open Edges / Wide Work Areas


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LIFELINES In phase 5 we’ll combine the best of both worlds by introducing lifelines into your restraint system. Lifelines prevent pendulum and provide greater levels of acces when working over large areas as the added use of a pulley allows you to safely traverse the edge along which the lifeline is set. You’ll learn how to deploy, position and tension a lifeline, operate it using front and rear attachment across horizontal and pitched planes, and explore more advanced techniques such as lifeline bending for multiple edge access and intermediate attachments to support multiple simultaneous users.


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LIFELINE + 1 USEr One Open Edge / Up To 20m Single Span

BENT LIFELINE + 1 USEr Two Open Edge / Up To 2x 10m Spans

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LIFELINE + 3 USER One Open Edge / Up To 10m Single Span

LIFELINE & INTERMEDIATE + 3 USErS One Open Edge / Up To 2x 10m Spans


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LANYARDS Lanyards are the most extensively used piece of equipment in the height safety arsenal. It’s no suprise given their versitility for preventing operatives from entering a fall hazard up to a 2m edge distance. In phase 6 we’ll explore 5 different kinds of lanyard to achieve a range of access from simple fixed locations to climbing and the traversal of complex structures. This is your chance to reaffirm lessons learnt during theory modules and practice connecting to harnesses and anchorage while gaining the invaluable ability to select the right lanyards for your applications. We’ll continuously verify your competency along the way!


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VARIABLE LANYARDS Adjust and set proximity to an edge

FIXED LANYARDS Restrict edge access within a fixed distance

ADJUSTABLE LANYARDS Continuously adjust proximity to an edge

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TWIN LANYARDS Continuous 100% tie-off while climbing

SHOCK ABSORBING LANYARDS Safely reduce the impact of a fall


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Your Ticket To HeightSafety. It’s the powerful combination of both theory modules and practical exercises, tailored to your trade and delivered by two expert instructors that distinguishes Leading Edge. We present a simple yet truly comprehensive height safety solution with engaging courses catering for all levels of your company, from operatives up to management.


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BASIC AWARENESS W o r K At H e i g h t C O U R S E

3½ h

2 1 15 MIN 15 MIN

THEORY PRACTICAL BREAKS EXAM

OVERVIEW Work at height is an exhausive subject. But sometimes you just need to get going. That’s what the Basic Awareness course is for — a barebones, no frills programme, which

ALL KIT PROVIDED

gives you only what you need to work safely at height. During a half day of theory and practical exercises you’ll learn basic safety principles, don a harness and practice operating height safety equipment to become competent using your access solution. The most efficient package for teams who need fast and proven height safety certification.

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COURSE CONTENT

temporary and permanent anchorage and understand their requirements

After a brief introduction you’ll get

of use, making you able to combine

straight into harness training where

intermediate devices with anchorage

we explore 3 types of height safety

to form a safe height access solution.

harnesses and discover what they

After a short multi-choice exam we’ll

are for, how they are used and the

then take you outside in your harness

effect falling in one has on the body.

to practise setting up and using the

At this point you’ll each get your own

equipment explored in the theory

harness to don under the guidance and assessment of the instructors. We then explore mechanics, usage and best practices of a full range of intermediate

“A BAREBONES, NO FRILLS PROGRAMME THAT GIVES YOU only WHAT YOU NEED To work safely At height.”

devices including inertia reels, shock

session — covering techqniques and

absorbing lanyards, restraint systems

work methods vital to your trade during

and connectors that secure you to

six practical phases: a safety harness

your anchor point. Finally you learn

recap followed by anchorage, arrest

to identify the differences between

blocks, restraint, lifelines and lanyards.

CHOOSE A TRADE SPHERE

Use Intermetdiate Devices

Don a HARNESS

LEARN SAFE WORK METHODS

Understand Anchorage

GET RECOGNISED CERTIFICATION


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THEORY MODULES

FOUNDATIONS

2 hours

HARNESS TRAINING

INTERMEDIATE DEVICES:

Mechanics, Usage & Best Practise

- Course Objectives

- Harness Types 1-Point 2-Point 3-Point

- Intertia Reels - Shock Absorbing Lanyards

- Effects Of Falling - Limitations

DONNING A HARNESS

MULTI-CHOICE EXAMINATION

- Restraint Systems - Lifelines - Connectors - Anchorage Devices - Applicational Suitability

UNDERSTANDING ANCHORAGE - Temporary Anchorage - Permenant Anchorage - Requirements of Use - Selection & Identification

PRACTICAL SYLLABUS

1 hour

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4

Phase 5

Phase 6

Harnesses

ANCHORAGE

arrest blocks

restraint

LIFELINES

LANYARDS


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OPERATIVES W o r K At H e i g h t C O U R S E

THEORY

6h

PRACTICAL BREAKS EXAM

OVERVIEW Understand the hazards, learn the techniques, use the equipment - The Level 1 Operatives Course is the recommended way to gain essential skills, competency

ALL KIT PROVIDED

and certification you need to work at height. With 3 hours of theory followed by 1½ hours of practical exercises and range of trade sphere options, you’ll master the methods that keep you safe at height through a tailored programme which gives you a personalised height access solution with direct association to the jobs you do on a daily basis.

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COURSE CONTENT

explore the fatal effects of suspension intolerance, take a brief look at height

Level 1 provides a thorough skill-set

rescue, discover how to perform pre-

for anyone involved in work at height,

use equipment inspections and get

giving them the competency to safely

hands on with the latest tethering

complete their duties. The course starts

systems for the prevention of dropped

by establishing a general awareness of

tools. The course then concludes with

the dangers of working at height and

a group practical session that puts your

takes you on a journey through the

new skills to the test in a live scenario

methods, practices and equipment that together form your height access solution. You’ll discover what restraint, fall-arrest and

work

positioning

“KICKSTART YOUR WAY TO SAFETY & GAIN a THOROUGH RANGE OF SKILLS for WORK AT HEIGHT.”

mean and be fully trained in the use

where you’ll set up anchorage and

of height safety harnesses, adjustable

physically practice using fall-arrest,

restraint

devices

restraint and lifeline systems in a variety

such as inertia reels, lanyards, lifelines,

of configurations under the watchful

connectors and anchorage. You’ll also

eye of two professional instructors.

and

intermediate

CHOOSE A TRADE SPHERE

LEARN SAFE WORK METHODS

GAIN BESPOKE ACCESS SOLUTIONS

COMPLY WITH THE LAW

MASTER THE EQUIPMENT

GET RECOGNISED CERTIFICATION


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THEORY MODULES

FOUNDATIONS - Course Objectives - Why We Need Height Safety - Work At Height Statistics - Effects of Falling

UNDERSTANDING ANCHORAGE - Temporary Anchorage - Permenant Anchorage - Requirements of Use - Selection & Identification

HEIGHT RESCUE 101 - Suspension Intolerance Definition & Effects Venous Pooling Orthostatic Intolerance Pre-Syncope

3 hours

D.E.P. Definitions. Equipment & Practices - Fall Arrest Systems - Work Positioning - Restraint Systems

HIERARCHY OF CONTROL MEASURES - Process - Stages of Control - Examples Of Measures

INTERMEDIATE DEVICES:

HARNESS TRAINING

- Intertia Reels - Shock Absorbing Lanyards

- Harness Types 1-Point 2-Point 3-Point

Mechanics, Usage & Best Practise

- Restraint Systems - Lifelines - Connectors - Anchorage Devices - Applicational Suitability

- Effects Of Falling - Limitations

DONNING A HARNESS

KIT CARE

DROPPED OJECTS

- Inspection Frequency - Product & Service Life - Pre-Use Inspection - Conformity

- Statistics - Legal Duties - Tool Tethering Solutions - Effects of Dropped Objects

Syncope

- Reflow Syndroms Preload Vascular Shock

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PRACTICAL SYLLABUS

1 hours

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4

Phase 5

Phase 6

Harnesses

ANCHORAGE

arrest blocks

restraint

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Supervisors W o r K At H e i g h t C O U R S E

OVERVIEW The level 1+ Work At Height Course provides an additional 2 hours of in-depth theory and practical exercises that gives you invaluable extra time to not only cover the essentials of

ALL KIT PROVIDED

work at height but achieve much higher levels of technical competency. We help resolve all of your quieries and increase your knowledge to a superior level that enables you to supervise and advise colleagues in their work at height activities. Level 1+ is the safest route for anyone responsible for others in the workplaces.

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systems, lifelines and lanyards. At this point another additional hour

The Level 1+ course begins with all the

gives you time to experiment with

essential skills found in Level 1 but takes

more applicational configurations and

you deeper with an extra hour of theory

advanced height access techniques.

where we discuss fall arrest, work

We then get back inside for theory part

positioning and fall restraint systems at

two where you’ll learn about height

an advanced level. We’ll reveal how to

rescue, suspension intolerance, kit care,

use the hierarchy of control measures

inspection and dropped objects. In a

to ensure suitable work methods are used at all times, get you fully trained in the use of height safety harnesses and show you how to make supervisor

“additional THEORY AND PRACTICAL GIVES YOU competenCY TO SUPERVIsE WORK AT HEIGHT ACTIVITIES.”

observations that encourage teams to

final group exercise you’ll demonstrate

follow safe practices. To break up the

your competency as a supervisor by risk

day we then get outside to conduct

assessing and selecting appropriate

live practical exercises on the use

work methods and equipment for

of anchorage, blocks and restraint

several mock work at height scenarios.

CHOOSE A TRADE SPHERE

LEARN SUPERVISOR CONTROLS

GAIN BESPOKE ACCESS SOLUTIONS

COMPLY WITH THE LAW

MASTER THE EQUiPMENT

PLAN WORK AT HEIGHT


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THEORY MODULES (part one)

FOUNDATIONS - Course Objectives - Why We Need Height Safety - Work At Height Statistics - Effects of Falling

4 hours

D.E.P. Definitions. Equipment & Practices - Fall Arrest Systems - Work Positioning - Restraint Systems

HIERARCHY OF CONTROL MEASURES - Process - Stages Of Control - Examples Of Measures

- Supervisor Controls

INTERMEDIATE DEVICES:

Mechanics, Usage & Best Practise

UNDERSTANDING ANCHORAGE

- Intertia Reels - Shock Absorbing Lanyards - Restraint Systems - Lifelines - Connectors - Anchorage Devices - Applicational Suitability

- Temporary Anchorage - Permenant Anchorage - Requirements of Use - Selection & Identification

- Equipment Selection

HARNESS TRAINING - Harness Types 1-Point 2-Point 3-Point - Effects Of Falling - Limitations - Supervisor Observations

DONNING A HARNESS

PRACTICAL SYLLABUS

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4

Phase 5

Phase 6

Harnesses

ANCHORAGE

arrest Blocks

RESTRAINT

LIFELINES

LANYARDS


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THEORY MODULES (part TWO)

HEIGHT RESCUE 101 - Suspension Intolerance Definition & Effects Venous Pooling Orthostatic Intolerance

KIT CARE - Inspection Frequency - Product & Service Life - Pre-Use Inspection - Conformity

2 hours

DROPPED OJECTS - Statistics - Legal Duties - Tool Tethering Solutions - Effects of Dropped Objects

Pre-Syncope Syncope

- Reflow Syndroms Preload Vascular Shock

- Supervisor Controls

MULTI-CHOICE EXAMINATION

PLANNING WORK ACTIVITY

GROUP EXERCISE


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MANAGERS W o r K At H e i g h t C O U R S E

OVERVIEW The Level 2 Work At Height Course for Managers is the all-in-one solution for those involved in the planning and management of tasks that require operatives to work at

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height. Over an intensive 8 hours of theory-focused tuition with visual presentations, group exercises, demonstrations and workshops, you’ll gain extensive knowledge of the legislation, responsibilities, procedures, best practices and compliance that enable you to govern jobs efficiency and keep your employees safe from the dangers of falling.

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and maintenance of equipment and walk you through the process of

Level 2 for management equips you

formal kit inspection on a full range

with the knowledge to organise and

of PPE, while revealing strategies to

manage work at height to satisfy your

safeguard against the repercussion

companies legal and moral obligations

of dropped objects using tethers. By

and

current

the end of the course you’ll be able to

height safety issues and explore the

determine appropriate equipment and

function of various types of height

work methods for work at height tasks,

duties.

We’ll

discuss

safety equipment, giving you proficiency in the selection and utilization of harnesses,

intermediate

devices and anchorage for your operatives height

“LEARN HOW TO MANAGE WORK AT HEIGHT AND FULLFILL YOUR LEGAL AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITIES.”

You’ll also discover

identify hazards and demonstrate the

the effects of falling on the human body

competency to complete effective risk

and touch upon provisions neccessary

assessments and method statements

for the execution of a swift height

that guide the way your work at height

rescue. We’ll then discuss the storage

tasks will be completed.

access solution.

DEMYSTIFY LEGISLATION

LEARN MANAGER CONTROLS

PLAN FOR WORK AT HEIGHT

Write Method Statements

CONDUCT RISK ASSESSMENTS

PLAN WORK AT HEIGHT


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THEORY MODULES (part one)

FOUNDATIONS - Course Objectives - Why We Need Height Safety - Work At Height Statistics - Effects of Falling

LEGISLATION - WAH Regulations - HSE Guidance - Codes Of Practice - British Standard

3 hours

D.E.P. Definitions. Equipment & Practices - Fall Arrest Systems - Work Positioning - Restraint Systems

- Manager Controls

UNDERSTANDING ANCHORAGE - Temporary Anchorage - Permenant Anchorage - Requirements of Use - Selection & Identification

INTERMEDIATE DEVICES:

Mechanics, Usage & Best Practise - Intertia Reels - Shock Absorbing Lanyards - Restraint Systems - Lifelines - Connectors - Anchorage Devices - Applicational Suitability - Equipment Selection

HEIGHT RESCUE 101 - Suspension Intolerance Definition & Effects Venous Pooling Orthostatic Intolerance

HIERARCHY OF CONTROL MEASURES - Process - Stages Of Control - Examples Of Measures

HARNESS TRAINING - Harness Types 1-Point 2-Point 3-Point - Effects Of Falling - Limitations

Pre-Syncope Syncope

- Reflow Syndroms Preload Vascular Shock

- Manager Observations

DONNING A HARNESS


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PRACTICAL SYLLABUS

1 hours

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4

Phase 5

Phase 6

Harnesses

ANCHORAGE

arrest Blocks

RESTRAINT

LIFELINES

LANYARDS

THEORY MODULES (part TWO)

KIT CARE - Inspection Frequency - Product & Service Life - Pre-Use Inspection - Conformity - Manager Controls

FORMAL KIT INSPECTION - Equipment Checks Harnesses Lanyards

2 hours

DROPPED OJECTS - Statistics - Legal Duties - Tool Tethering Solutions - Effects of Dropped Objects

Slings Rope Systems

Connectors & Anchorage Blocks - First Use Logs - Inspection Record

INSPECTION CHALLENGE

RISK ASSESSMENTS - Hazard Identification - Risk Evaluation - Recording Findings

MULTI-CHOICE EXAMINATION PLANNING WORK ACTIVITY

GROUP EXERCISE

METHOD STATEMENTS - Explanation & Examples - Communicating Risks - Creating Documentation


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// Theory Modules Basic Awareness

Level 1

Level 1+

Level 2

Foundations

Legislation

X

X

X

DEP

X

HCM

X

Harnesses

Intermediate Devices

Anchorage

Height Rescue 101

X

Kit Care

X

Kit Inspection

X

X

X

Dropped Objects

X

Risk Assessment

X

X

X

Method Statements

X

X

X

Planning Work Activity

X

X

Exam

2 hours

3 hours

4 hours

5 hours

Total Time


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// Practical Exercises Basic Awareness

Level 1

Level 1+

Level 2

Harness Training

Anchorage

Fall Arrest Blocks

- Single

- Vertical

X

X

X

- Parallel

- Triangulated

X

Restraint Systems

- Single Line

- Vertical Line

X

X

- Parallel Lines

- Triangulated Lines

X

X

X

- Single Pitched Line

X

- Parallel Pitched Line

X

X

X

Lifelines

- 1 user

- 3 users

- Llifeline Bending

X

- Intermediate Devices

X

1 hours

1½ hours

2½ hours

1½ hours

Total Time


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Leading Edge - Height Safety Training Brochure  

It’s the powerful combination of both theory modules and practical exercises, tailored to your trade and delivered by two expert instructors...

Leading Edge - Height Safety Training Brochure  

It’s the powerful combination of both theory modules and practical exercises, tailored to your trade and delivered by two expert instructors...