Fall Restraint – Arrest Lanyards Practical Awareness

Fall Restraint Arrest Lanyard Training Course

Our CPD accredited fall restraint arrest lanyard training course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to keep yourself and others safe when working at height using work positioning, fall restraint, and fall arrest lanyards.

Course duration: 6 hours.

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Course Overview - Why Take This Course?

This training course covers all aspects of work position, fall restraint, fall arrest lanyards. The course is a mix of theory with practical application from course delegates.

Careful consideration must be given to ensure that the safest solution is chosen when working at height.

There are 3 categories of work

1. Work Restraint
This category of work covers techniques that help to restrict the worker from falling over the edge.

2. Work Position
The lanyard used in this category is designed to suspend the worker in their work position. When using this type of lanyard, it is advised that you have a backup system in place.

3. Fall Arrest
This category is the only one that allows a fall to take place. The fall arrest reacts by arresting the fall in a controlled manner. The most important factor is to make sure that when using fall arrest that you have adequate clearance and there are no obstacles during a fall.

Course Aims & Objectives


  • Provide information on the current laws and the safe practices for working at height.
  • Identify the hazards and the risks when using your personal fall protection equipment in a working environment.
  • Selection of the correct type of height safety PPE.

Course Content

  • Hierarchy of height safety
  • Health and safety law (Work at Height Regulations 2005).
  • Choosing the correct type of lanyard for your working process.
  • User inspection of your equipment before and after use.
  • Planning and preparation before you commence your work.
  • What is the difference between fall restraint and fall arrest?
  • How to connect a lanyard to your harness
  • Introduction to work positioning lanyards and their purpose.
  • Visual Inspection and the correct use of inertia blocks.
  • What is the risk if you choose the wrong type of personal fall protection equipment.
  • Practical participation of course delegates on the use of a lanyard with a harness.
  • Course summary.


This course is accredited through Apple Group Training CPD (Continuous Professional Development). Candidates successfully completing this training course will receive a certificate which may be used as evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) within your industry.

Course Location

Apple Group Training locations are based around the UK..

This training course can also be held at one of our 300 partner training centres in the UK.

If you cannot travel to one of our training centre locations then we can come to your premises to provide training on-site as long as your workplace is suitable.

If you would like to book our Fall Restraint Arrest Lanyard training course onsite or at one of our training locations in the UK, please contact us for more information.

We can come to you.

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Meet The Expert

Richard Appleyard is a health and safety trainer consultant with more than 20 years’ experience training companies and organisations across a wide range of industries.

Our trainers deliver easy-to-understand, enjoyable, engaging, and comprehensive training at the highest level, specialising in working at height, fall restraint/arrest lanyards.

Why Choose Apple Group?

Accredited Courses
This training course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service and developed by highly qualified health and safety professionals in accordance with HSE standards.

Experienced Trainers
We have over 20 years’ experience providing training and consultancy to a wide range of industries across the UK including construction, maintenance, roofers and the Aerial/Satellite industry .

Tailored to You
Our courses can be tailored to your unique training requirements, whatever the size or shape of your company.

Train At Any Location
Whether at one of our training centres or on-site at your own premises, you choose the training location that’s best for you.

We can come to you.

Our 5* Reviews

“Great training facilities and great instructor. Richard the training instructor is exceptional and his expertise and methods of training are second to none”

Harry Picken

The training provide by Richard Appleyard covered all of the learning objectives. Apart from the theory I found that use of the personal fall protection equipment highlighted the importance of choosing the correct equipment type.

Billy Courtice

Considering that I have attended a similar course which only covered the theory, I realised that there are trainers out there who understand the core subject of fall arrest.

I personally learnt quite a lot on the operating procedures of fall arrest when using a fall arrest ladder for access onto a horizontal lifeline.

Jack Bilyard

The training course met all of the learning objectives. The practical training was great, this course was better than a previous course that I had attended.

Anthony Child

Excellent training course, I learnt so much on the different types of access equipment for working at height. 

I also benefited from the use of equipment in a practical element.

Zaco Standish

Contact Us

For more information about the course content or to book our Fall Restraint Arrest Lanyard Training Course, get in touch today on 0113 257 3222, info@applegroup.co.uk, or fill in the enquiry form. For a more detailed quote on cost, group bookings, or Train the Trainer Course, please contact us and we aim to beat any equivalent quote.

    Additional Resources

    Working at height: a brief guide