Harness and Lanyard Awareness Course Online

Learn how to put on, use, inspect and maintain harnesses and lanyards. Our online harness and lanyard awareness course provides the skills, knowledge and competence to correctly select, fit and use harnesses and lanyards. The IIRSM-approved course provides an overview of the legal duties associated with the use of harnesses and lanyards, how to carry out pre-use checks and the difference between fall restraint and fall arrest systems.

Course Details:

Single Module

Approximately 35 minutes

Online assessment

Access on mobile and laptop

IIRSM-approved

Certificate valid for three years

Harness and Lanyard Awareness Course Online

Harness & Lanyard Awareness

£25.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 14 £25.00
15 - 24 £22.00
25 - 34 £20.00
35 - 44 £18.00
45 - 59 £15.00
60 - 69 £14.00
70 - 89 £12.00
90 - 99 £10.00
100 - 200 £9.50
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Learning Outcomes

Appreciate the role of harnesses and lanyards in preventing fall incidents

Know how to don, use, inspect and maintain harnesses and lanyards

Explore legal duties of employers and employees associated with the use of harnesses and lanyards

Recognise the difference between fall restraint and fall arrest systems

Learn how to conduct pre-use checks on equipment

Course Outline

The course contains the following sections:

Explains how accidents happen and the role of harnesses and lanyards in preventing those accidents.

Outlines laws and guidelines regarding harnesses and lanyards and the duties of employers and employees.

Discusses the differences between fall restraint and fall arrest systems and their ABCs.

Explores different components of harnesses and lanyards and their functions.

Explains how to identify obvious faults that affect equipment performance prior to its use and issues to look for.

Teaches how to put on a body harness and highlights common issues during the process.

Explores the components of lanyards and a step-by-step process to use lanyards correctly.

Discusses the lifespan of harnesses and lanyards, the inspection requirements and how to maintain them.

Why Is This Course Important?

Falls from height are the most common cause of deaths at work in the UK. According to recent data from the Health and Safety Executive, falls from height accounted for 30% of workplace fatalities and around 8% of non-fatal injuries. Proper use of harnesses and lanyards can reduce fall incidents.

Our Harness and Lanyard Awareness Training Course equips workers with skills and knowledge to correctly use, inspect and maintain harnesses and lanyards. They learn their legal duties, how to carry out pre-use checks on equipment, the correct fitting procedures and the appropriate use of harnesses and lanyards.

Harness and Lanyard Awareness Training Course
Key Information

There were 40 fatalities caused due to falls from heights in 2022/23 in the UK.

About Our Online Harness and Lanyard Awareness Course

Using harnesses and lanyards correctly when necessary is not optional; it is a legal requirement. It provides a means to prevent serious injury or even fatality and reduces the risks associated with falls from height, ensuring workers’ well-being and safety.

This harness training course provides users with knowledge and skills to use, inspect and maintain harnesses and lanyards correctly and ensure their safety when working at heights.

What is Harness and Lanyard Awareness Training?

Harness and Lanyard Awareness Training equips workers with the knowledge and skills to work safely at heights using harnesses and lanyards. It teaches them how to correctly put on, use, inspect and maintain harnesses and lanyards. They learn how to conduct pre-use equipment checks to ensure the equipment is in good working condition and safe to use.

The harness awareness training course also helps them understand their legal duties and the difference between fall restraint and arrest systems. By completing this training, they enhance their awareness of safety protocols when working at heights, reducing the risk of fall incidents and ensuring a safer working environment.

Users develop awareness of:

  • Correct use of harnesses and lanyards
  • Their legal duties
  • How to conduct pre-use equipment checks
  • Difference between fall restraint and fall arrest systems
  • Equipment inspection, care and maintenance procedures

Are You Aware of Your Responsibilities?

Both employees and employers have legal responsibilities regarding the use of harnesses and lanyards to ensure safety when working at heights.

Employers must:

  • Conduct risk assessments for work at heights
  • Implement suitable risk controls
  • Minimise working at height whenever possible
  • When unavoidable, ensure work from inherently safe areas
  • Prevent falls with personal protective equipment, fall arrest or fall restraint systems
  • Provide suitable equipment like harnesses and lanyards.
  • Regularly maintain and inspect fall protection equipment
  • Provide comprehensive training to employees on the correct use of equipment
  • Establish and implement emergency rescue protocols for fall incidents

Employees also have a duty to:

  • Use harnesses and lanyards as per their training
  • Conduct equipment checks before each use
  • Report any damage, defects or issues to their employer immediately

The following key legislations reinforce these duties:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999)
  • The Work at Height Regulations (2005)
  • Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

Failure to fulfil these duties may result in workplace accidents, reputational damage and legal repercussions such as penalties and legal action.

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Harness and Lanyard Awareness Training Certification

Harness and Lanyard Awareness Training Certification

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an assessment before earning their certification.

The end-of-course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

What does my certificate include?

The Harness and Lanyard Awareness course certificate includes the trainee’s name, company name, course name, date of completion, expiry date and name of the approval body.

An IIRSM-approved certificate will be available for download and printing instantly upon course completion.

Harness and Lanyard Awareness Course Online

Harness and Lanyard Awareness Course Online

£25.00 +VAT

1 Module

Approximately 35 minutes

Approved by IIRSM

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