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Working at Height Instructor, PPE Inspector

Instructor Courses
Harness trainer, fall arrest equipment inspector
Duration1 Day
Max number8

Course Overview:

Attendees will be trained to carry out 6 monthly thorough examination inspections on Fall Arrest & Fall Restraint Equipment as per the legal requirement under 2007 Working at Heights Regulations for Employers. Attendees will receive training and certification to instructor level allowing them to train employees to work at height safely and inspect their equipment prior to use. Typical working at heights equipment included: full body harnesses, shock-absorbing lanyards, restraint lanyards, climbing rope, inertia reels, slings, carabiners, descenders and climbing helmets.  

Our Working at Height Instructor Course has been developed over the past 15 years and is the No.1 Course in Ireland for User Training and Personal Fall Equipment (PPE) Inspection. It is attended by all of Ireland's top Construction and Service Company Professionals for both it's Train the Trainer  and Equipment Inspection modules.

Module 1 of the course brings Trainers through the training delivery requirements for workers using Harness & Lanyard systems where collective protective measures cannot be employed. The module reviews the content of our user training package and the key safety requirements that workers must understand are explained and demonstrated.

Module 2 delivers the skills required for equipment Selection, Inspections and Thorough Examinations in order to comply with Regulation 119 of the SHWW General Application Regulations, Part 4: Work at Height. This trains competent professionals to maintain records and sign off the GA1 for this range of equipment.


Module 1 - Train the Trainer (User Training Package)

  • Relevant Legislation Including Part 4: Work At Height
  • Regulation 112: Fall Arrest Systems & Reg. 113: Work Restraint Systems
  • Working at Height Systems
  • Types of Equipment & Fall Factors
  • Fall Arrest Vs. Fall Restraint
  • Selecting, Fitting & Using Equipment
  • Equipment Care, Inspection & Records (GA3)
  • Emergencies & Suspension Syncope
  • Practical Demonstration of Systems

Module 2 - Equipment Inspection 

  • Regulation 119: Inspection of work equipment
  • Harnesses Systems & the Correct Inspection Procedures
  • Restraint Systems & the Correct Inspection Procedures
  • Fall Arrest Systems & the Correct Inspection Procedures
  • Fibre Damage, Contamination, Wear & Tear.
  • Equipment Life Expectancy
  • GA1 Inspection & Thorough Examination Records
Who Should Attend

Two types of learner attend this course.

Type 1: Those wishing to deliver working at height training to employees in their company or who want to carry out interim inspection of working at height equipment in line with manufactures guidelines and HSA requirements in order to complete GA3 forms or equivalent.

Type 2: Professional trainers wishing to deliver working at height training

Additional Information

Holland Trainer Profile

This course is delivered by our Resident Working at Height Expert who possesses a wide range of Industrial Experience and knowledge with Fall Arrest, Restrain and Rope Access Working at Heights Systems in addition to Recreational Climbing Training. He has a proven track record in the design of safe work systems for working at height scenarios and is proficient in webbing and rope fibre inspection techniques, the key materials used in Harness & Lanyard manufacturing and the most likely to fail. 

What You Receive

PowerPoint slides, details on how to deliver the course and reassurance that you will have everything you need to deliver the course.

A range of equipment and the coaching to ensure each learner has the confidence to sign off equipment having completed the course.

Continued Customer Relationship

All course attendees are assured of Lifetime Support following their training. Each will have access to our inspection documentation and recording systems and ongoing free advice form our team on any challanges they may face during training delivery or equipment inspections. 


This course is a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, during which delegates will be required to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding of the training programme content. Delegates must be familiar with working at height equipment, ideally have experience delivering training and while not essential, a certificate in training delivery would be a distinct advantage. 

Certification & Assessment

Delegates who successfully complete the course will receive Holland Academy Certification as a Working at Height Instructor and PPE Equipment Inspector valid for 5 years.

Assessment Methods:

  • Written Assessment (MCQ's).
  • Harness Fitting Assessment
  • Equipment Inspections Assessment
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