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SG4:15 Preventing Falls in Scaffolding & Falsework – Use and Inspection of Harness

Cost: Pricing available on request
Duration: ½ day


Upon completion of the course, candidates will be able to understand how to reduce the risks through fall prevention through:

  • Importance of Planning & Fall prevention
  • SG4:15 Basic Systems and method of works
  • Collective fall arrest systems
  • Personal fall arrest systems including key areas of:
  • Fall arrest Harness & Lanyards
  • Fall distance and clearance
  • Anchorage to tube & fitting scaffolds
  • Suitable anchorage points
  • Inspection and Maintenance of personal fall arrest equipment
  • Rescue and understand the fatal risk of suspension trauma



entry requirements:

To prevent falls from scaffolding and falsework. Understand how to use a safety harness in a correct and safe manner.

Method of delivery

Classroom and demonstration

Who is this for

This course is aimed at anyone who is required to use safety harnesses. It is also applicable to raise awareness of those whose role includes managing or supervising staff.


To highlight the basic requirements and principles of fall prevention and protection that can be adopted by scaffolders and employers, when planning and undertaking scaffolding operations.


Question paper

Date last updated:02 February 2017