Height Safety PFPE Inspector

  • Attendees will be provided with the necessary information and knowledge required to satisfy part of the competency requirements for the statutory inspection of Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE). Training covers legislation, standards, duties and responsibilities, equipment marking, key documentation and resources, record keeping, traceability, types of inspections, storage and disposal requirements. It involves extensive practical inspection of a wide variety of textile and metalware PFPE equipment.

    Successful candidates will be able to implement a programme of periodic inspections for equipment used during work at height such as harnesses, lanyards, slings, karabiners, helmets, ropes etc.

    Course ID:  HS4
    Ratio: 8 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 1 day


  • Person inspecting fall protection equipment


    A working knowledge of the equipment being inspected. Have an aptitude for the detailed inspection of equipment.

    Who Should Attend

    People responsible for carrying out recorded inspections of PFPE.

    Course Objectives & Content

    • Legislation & standards
    • Duties and responsibilities
    • Useful documents, forms and resources
    • CE marking requirements and testing
    • Inspection and record keeping procedures
    • Types of examinations/inspections
    • Types of equipment - general safety, climbing, rope access, rescue etc.
    • Textile equipment inspection methods
    • Metalware equipment inspection methods
    • SRL – limitations of inspection
    • Equipment care/storage/disposal


    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 personal 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
    • The personal protective equipment at work regulations 1992


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