PPE User Checks for Industry

Who is this course for?

All users of working at height Personal Protective Equipment, including rope access technicians, tower and mast climbers, roof workers, riggers, arborists and emergency services.

Duration 1 day
Venue Lyon Equipment Work and Rescue Training Centre (training may also be available at customers’ own venue)
Course code LT08
Cost Excl VAT £180

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People issued with Personal Protective Equipment for work at height (collectively called Personal Fall Protection Equipment) must, under UK regulations, know how to carry out pre-use inspections to ensure its safe condition before use.
We have designed this course to give the appropriate background information on legislation and equipment performance as well as passing on the skills necessary to carry out suitable inspections.

Topics are covered using a combination of hands-on product checking training and classroom presentations.

At the end of the course, following successful completion of a formal assessment, you should be able to undertake your own pre-use checks. You should also be able to identify damage and/or defects that would necessitate an item being taken out of service and passed to a ‘competent’ person for thorough examination.

PPE User Checks Training Course


Ideally to be familiar with the operation and use of Personal Protective equipment for work at height. The minimum age of candidates is 18 years.

Course Content

Legislation and management systems:

  • CE Markings and Standards
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations Product marking Record keeping
  • Certificates of conformity
  • Disposal of failed items

Equipment inspection and selection:

  • Inspection techniques
  • Failure criteria
  • Common failures
  • Obsolescence

Care, maintenance and storage on the following:

  • Helmets
  • Ropes
  • Harnesses
  • Connectors
  • Slings/anchor strops
  • Ascenders
  • Descenders
  • Back up devices
  • Energy absorbing/work positioning lanyards
  • There may be the opportunity to view destructive tests on slings and connectors.


The course assessment is by short written test and practical assessment by Lyon staff.


A certificate of attendance and test and ID card record of training will be issued to successful candidates.
Certificate valid for three years from date of assessment.