8 h 5 Theory Practical Break Exam 1 h h h ½ h

Course Overview

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.

Key Topics

Who is it for?

This courses is aimed at managers and supervisors of operatives working at height who are required to issue 'permit to work' (PTW) for work at height activities. It may also be useful for someone seeking to further their careers in the field. Every course is tailored to your unique working at height requirements and trade sphere. You can also enhance your PPE inspection skills by enrolling in our PPE competent person course.

  • Aftercare Access

  • Valid for 3 years

  • Recognised Certs & ID's

  • All Kit Provided

Site managers sitting at table completing their theory section of leading edge training course

01 / LEGAL & MORAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Become an effective Manager of work at height.

Managing work at height requires an advanced skill set covering a wide range of legal and moral responsibilities. To achieve this we enable you to identify potential hazards, complete effective risk assessments and method statements, get you fully up to date with the latest equipment and work methods and teach you all the skills you need to be manage work successfully.

Five workers taking part in Leading Edge height safety training

02 / EQUIPMENT SELECTION

Choose the right kit for your operatives.

A big part of being a manager means ensuring your team has the right equipment for their tasks. We’ll explore the function and use of various types of height safety equipment at an advanced level, giving you full proficiency in the selection and utilisation of harnesses, intermediate devices and anchorage that together form your employees height access solutions.

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03 / PRACTICAL EXERCISES

Make provisions for a height rescue.

Discover the effects of falling on the human body and get all the information and tools you need to begin making necessary height rescue provisions for work at height. You'll be able to select and place appropriate recovery systems for any work at height and fulfil your risk assessment requirements — an essential skill for any managerial role.

Site manager completing PPE inspection with tool bag and height safety equipment displayed

04 / KIT INSPECTION AND STORAGE

Control and maintain your companies PPE.

Learn how to store and maintain your equipment and discover how to perform weekly kit inspections on a full range of PPE. We also reveal strategies that safeguard against the repercussion of dropped objects using cutting-edge tethering systems.

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05 / WORK PLANNING

Manage work at height activities.

In a final group exercise you’ll demonstrate your competency as a manager by risk assessing and selecting appropriate work methods and equipment for several mock work at height scenarios. As a qualified WAH appointed person you can issue ‘permit to work’ (PTW) for all working at height activities.

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06 / CARD SYSTEM

Police your employee licences.

The Leading Edge license card management system gives you the power to take disciplinary action by removing the corners of a license if the card holder commits an act of misconduct. A Leading Edge card with all 4 corners removed is considered invalid and requires the operative to be retrained before continuing work.

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07 / TRAINING EQUIPMENT

All kit provided.

We provide our own projector, screen, laptop, props and a bag full of equipment to deliver theory lessons. We just need somewhere to teach. So if you're booking a course on your site, don't forget to arrange a training room that can hold the appropriate number of people.

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CERTIFICATION

Your license to work.

By completing this course you will be awarded with an industry recognised Leading Edge license card and certificate. The card is valid for 3 years and requires renewal after the expiry date stated at the time of issue.

  • Theory Modules

  • 3 Hours

Foundations

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  • Course Objectives
  • Why we need height safety
  • Work At Height Statistics
  • Effects of Falling

Legislation

Learn More

  • WAH Reguations
  • HSE Guidance
  • Codes of Practise
  • British Standards

D.E.P.

Learn More Definitions, Equipment & Practices

  • Fall Arrest Systems
  • Work Positioning
  • Restraint Systems

Understanding Anchorage

Learn More

  • Temporary Anchorage
  • Permanent Anchorage
  • Requirements of Use
  • Identification & Selection

Height Rescue 101

Learn More

  • Suspension Intolerance
  • - Definition & Effects
  • - Venous Pooling
  • - Orthostatic Intolerance
  • - Pre-Syncope
  • - Syncope
  • Reflow Syndrome
  • - Preload
  • - Vascular Shock

Harness Training

Learn More

  • Harness Types
  • Effects of Falling
  • Limitations
  • Don a Harness

Hierarchy of Control

Learn More

  • Process
  • Stages of Contol
  • Examples

Kit Care

Learn More

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

Exam

  • An independently marked multi-choice paper to test your knowledge.

Method Statements

Learn More

  • Explanation & Examples
  • Communicating Risks
  • Creating Documentation

Dropped Objects

Learn More

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

Intermediate Devices

Learn More Mechanics, Usage & Best Practise

  • Inertia Reels
  • Shock-Absorbing Lanyards
  • Restraint Lanyards
  • Lifelines
  • Connectors
  • Anchorage
  • Application Suitability

Planning Work Activities

Learn More

  • In a group exercise create a formal plan for several mock working at height activities.

Risk Assessment

Learn More

  • Hazzard Identification
  • Risk Evaulation
  • Recording Findings

Weekly Kit Inspection

Learn More Mechanics, Usage & Best Practise

  • Harnesses
  • Webbing
  • Wire
  • Rescue Steps
  • Inertia Reels
  • Rope
  • Connectors
  • Theory Modules

  • 3 Hours

Foundations

Learn More

  • Course Objectives
  • Why we need height safety
  • Work At Height Statistics
  • Effects of Falling

Height Rescue 101

Learn More

  • Suspension Intolerance
  • - Definition & Effects
  • - Venous Pooling
  • - Orthostatic Intolerance
  • - Pre-Syncope
  • - Syncope
  • Reflow Syndrome
  • - Preload
  • - Vascular Shock

Method Statements

Learn More

  • Explanation & Examples
  • Communicating Risks
  • Creating Documentation

Legislation

Learn More

  • WAH Reguations
  • HSE Guidance
  • Codes of Practise
  • British Standards

Harness Training

Learn More

  • Harness Types
  • Effects of Falling
  • Limitations
  • Don a Harness

Dropped Objects

Learn More

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

Planning Work Activities

Learn More

  • In a group exercise create a formal plan for several mock working at height activities.

D.E.P.

Learn More Definitions, Equipment & Practices

  • Fall Arrest Systems
  • Work Positioning
  • Restraint Systems

Hierarchy of Control

Learn More

  • Process
  • Stages of Contol
  • Examples

Intermediate Devices

Learn More Mechanics, Usage & Best Practise

  • Inertia Reels
  • Shock-Absorbing Lanyards
  • Restraint Lanyards
  • Lifelines
  • Connectors
  • Anchorage
  • Application Suitability

Weekly Kit Inspection

Learn More Mechanics, Usage & Best Practise

  • Harnesses
  • Webbing
  • Wire
  • Rescue Steps
  • Inertia Reels
  • Rope
  • Connectors

Understanding Anchorage

Learn More

  • Temporary Anchorage
  • Permanent Anchorage
  • Requirements of Use
  • Identification & Selection

Kit Care

Learn More

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

Exam

  • An independently marked multi-choice paper to test your knowledge.

Risk Assessment

Learn More

  • Hazzard Identification
  • Risk Evaulation
  • Recording Findings
  • Practical Modules

  • 1 Hour

Harness Recap

  • A quick practical recap of correct harness use.

Lifelines

Learn More

  • Rigging & Operation
  • 1 User Lifeline
  • 2 User Lifeline
  • 3 User Lifeline

Anchorage

Learn More

  • Anchorage Selection
  • Rigging & Operation

Fall Arrest Systems

Learn More

  • Rigging & Operation
  • Single Block
  • Parallel Blocks

Lanyards

Learn More

  • Anchorage Selection
  • Rigging & Operation

Restraint Systems

Learn More

  • Rigging & Operation
  • Single Line
  • Parallel Lines
  • Practical Modules

  • 1 Hour

Harness Recap

  • A quick practical recap of correct harness use.

Lifelines

Learn More

  • Rigging & Operation
  • 1 User Lifeline
  • 2 User Lifeline
  • 3 User Lifeline

Anchorage

Learn More

  • Anchorage Selection
  • Rigging & Operation

Lanyards

Learn More

  • Anchorage Selection
  • Rigging & Operation

Fall Arrest Systems

Learn More

  • Rigging & Operation
  • Single Block
  • Parallel Blocks

Restraint Systems

Learn More

  • Rigging & Operation
  • Single Line
  • Parallel Lines

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