Safety Harness & Lanyard Training


Training Societi PDF A4 Certificate emailed after course completion

Hard copies and an ID card can be purchased for £10+VAT per person

½ Day · 1:15pm - 4:15pm

£75 + VAT per person

  • Free parking
  • Refreshments
  • Equipment to hire/purchase


  • Bristol
  • On site by arrangement


If you have 1 to 12 delegates you can attend one of our open or public training courses.

We can open a private course or organise training on site for 4 to 12 delegates.

Over the years when we’ve conducted this training course, we’ve found on average 8 out of 10 people have been issued the wrong type of safety harness and/or lanyard which resulted in them having little or no protection.

This is a practical course essential for users of fall arrest equipment; also useful for supervisors and managers, business owners and buyers of PPE equipment to ensure all buyers and users understand which kit they should be purchasing, issuing and using to offer full protection to operatives.  It also shows how to properly inspect kit.

Course includes:

  • H&S Laws & Regulations – understanding your legal duty including Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Responsibilities of employer and employee
  • Different types and their practical applications
  • How to put on, fit, wear, work in and store the different types of harnesses
  • Importance of regular safety inspections – who is responsible and how often they must be done with examples

  • Importance of issuing and using the correct Safety Harness & Lanyards and PPE and how to inspect it
  • How to collate a safe rescue plan to reduce the time an operative is suspended in a harness
  • Operative suspension trauma
  • Delegate practical session with adjustment and fitting of harnesses and lanyards
  • Test paper, questions, handouts and review

This course covers using a Safety Harness and Lanyard while working at height, we recommend delegates are trained in working at height which is seperate course and covers all aspects of working at height. This course can be viewed by clicking here.


Who needs this training

Users of fall arrest equipment.
Supervisors, managers, business owners and buyers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


Trainer - Alan Bigwood
Alan Bigwood

Alan is our Senior Trainer and Technical Director.

He spent 30 years as a Health & Safety Director of a National Construction company, so he has the muddy boots experience, the qualifications, the stories as well as the likability and sense of humour so crucial to helping people understand the importance of Health & Safety in the workplace.

Course Dates

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Days Price per person Location Dates Status
1 663 bristol 0.5 £75.00 + VAT St Annes · Bristol · BS4 Tue 13 Sep 2022

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10 Places Available

2 663 bristol 0.5 £75.00 + VAT St Annes · Bristol · BS4 Tue 11 Oct 2022

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6 Places Available

4 663 bristol 0.5 £75.00 + VAT St Annes · Bristol · BS4 Tue 15 Nov 2022

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12 Places Available

4 663 bristol 0.5 £75.00 + VAT St Annes · Bristol · BS4 Wed 07 Dec 2022

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6 Places Available


  1. Q: Does this course teach how to inspect a harness?

    A: Yes it does, all delegates who pass this course will be able to inspect their harnesses.

Course feedback

I can fully understand the risks and plan assessments for each job, the health and safety point of view and how to use equipment to the best of it's ability.

George Cryer - Sprayer

Power Electrtics

Correct Harness - Learning how to wear correctly and to work safely at heights.

Ian Dando - Heating Engineer

Pink Heating Ltd