Height Safety Landscape Maintenance

  • This course provides attendees with the practical skills and theoretical information for safe-working on unguarded retaining walls, bridge heads, open culverts and on embankments up to 40 degrees (this may include de-vegetation or maintenance work)
    Part 1: Legislation and how to use and fit personal fall protection equipment (PFPE).
    Part 2: Inspection of PFPE and its use in work restraint systems, selection of suitable anchor points, and use of temporary horizontal lifelines and belay systems. The requirement for rescue planning and the safe recovery of a casualty.
    Please note: The course does not include instruction on suspended working techniques.

    Course ID:  HS11
    Ratio: 6 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 1 day


  • Personal in a cherry picker wearing fall protection equipment


    Delegates must be medically fit to work at height and must be 18 years of age

    Who Should Attend

    The course is aimed at people that are required to work on steep ground

    Course Objectives & Content

    Have an understanding of:

    • Health and safety legislation
    • Dangers of working at height
    • How to deal with syncope/suspension intolerance (awareness only)
    • PFPE characteristics, limitations
    • Inspection, care and disposal requirements for PFPE
    • Restraint positioning and fall arrest techniques
    • Anchor point selection and pre- use checking of eye bolts and in-situ anchor points
    • Temporary horizontal lifeline systems
    • Rescue plans and risk assessment requirements
    • Rescue equipment characteristics and limitations
    • Work-mate rescue issues

    Demonstrate good safe working practices, and competence in the following work categories:

    • Restraint/fall arrest
    • Competence when selecting and using anchor points- eye bolts, and in-situ anchors
    • Competence when installing and using temporary horizontal lifeline systems
    • Competence in belayed working lines
    • Deal with a conscious or unconscious casualty.


    The successful delegate will receive a certificate valid for 3 years, after which a refresher training will be necessary. 3M will notify you when your certificate is due for renewal.


    • Health and safety at work act 1974
    • Working at height regulations 2005
    • BS 8437 COP for the selection, use and maintenance of fall protection systems and equipment for use in the work place
    • BS 8454 COP for delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue


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