Harness Training

Harness Training Course

Our CPD accredited Harness Training Course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to use a harness when working at height and keep yourself and others safe when doing so.

Duration: 4 hours
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Course Overview - Why Take This Course?

The purpose of this training course is to provide the information and knowledge required to use a harness when working at height.

The harness training course has been specifically designed to provide employers, employees, subcontractors, and anyone else whose role is to wear a safety harness at height.

Any person who has a duty to wear a harness as part of their daily task must be trained on its use including choosing the correct lanyard for fall arrest or fall restraint.

You will have complete confidence knowing that your employees, sub-contractors, and owners will have received training to the highest standard.

Course Aims & Objectives

  • Assess and determine when it’s appropriate to wear a safety harness
  • Visually inspect harness and lanyards for damage before and after use
  • Legislation and regulations affecting safety harness
  • Harness standards and classifications
  • Hazards and risks affecting the misuse of a safety harness

Course Content

  • Course introduction
  • Previous experience and knowledge
  • Appreciation of the requirements of UK legislation relevant to the course type
  • Latest guidance on when and where a harness must be worn
  • CE marking
  • Traceability
  • Harness strengths – 140kg or 150kg – How to choose the correct harness
  • Safety harness types – what is the difference?
  • Choosing the correct type of harness – fall arrest or fall restraint?
  • Choosing the correct harness for rooftop safety, portable ladders, fixed ladders, IPAF, flat roof access egress or work position
  • The importance of user inspection before and after use
  • Rescue provision when wearing a harness – what the user needs to know
  • What happens in the event a worker is suspended at height when wearing a harness
  • How to wear a harness in accordance with the manufacturer instructions
  • Introduction to suspension loops – what is their purpose?
  • Practical participation by course candidates on wearing a harness and attaching the correct lanyard for working at height


This course is accredited through the CPD standards office. Candidates successfully completing this training course will receive a certificate which may be used as evidence of Continuous Professional Development.

Course Location

Apple Group Training locations are based in Leeds, Sheffield, and Birmingham. 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 a Harness Training Course onsite, please contact us for more information.

Meet The Expert

Richard Appleyard is a health and safety consultant with more than 19 years’ experience training companies and organisations across a wide range of industries. He delivers easy-to-understand, enjoyable, engaging, and comprehensive training at the highest level, specialising in power tools and working at height courses.

Why Choose Apple Group?

Accredited Courses
All our training courses are 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 19 years’ experience providing training and consultancy to a wide range of industries across the UK including construction, hospitality, health and social care.
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.

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”

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“Been training with Richard from Apple Group, really good training. Would highly recommend Apple Group”
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“Fantastic training made interesting and enjoyable”
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“Richard was excellent and we really enjoyed the training. Thanks”
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Contact Us

For more information about the course content or to book our Harness 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 or group bookings, please contact us and we aim to beat any equivalent quote.

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