Safe Working At Heights – Safety Harness & Fall Arrest

This course combines two different NZQA Unit Standards into one course. It is a nationally accredited course that covers theoretical and practical aspects of using a harness. Providing you with the skills to correctly identify equipment, carry out pre-use checks, identify and control hazards when using a full body harness and requirements of a rescue plan. With the Horizontal and Vertical Fall Arrest Systems course you will learn to control height hazards by using working at heights harness systems. You will achieve the skills needed to install a temporary height safety system and understand the associated legislative requirements.

Recommended for

Anyone that needs to use a harness for climbing or lowering into spaces. Including for the use with an elevated work platform. Those who are planning, installing and operating fall arrest systems and supervising staff working at height.

Course Objectives

  • Preparation for working at heights and control of hazards
  • Inspection and fitment of a fully body harness
  • Using a safety harness for personal fall protection
  • Necessary requirements of SM-EI and NZECP34
  • Knowing the hazards associated with working at heights
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Identification of anchor points
  • Installation of temporary height safety systems
  • Vertical and Horizontal fall arrest systems

NZQA Unit Standards

Use safety harness system when working at height
Use, install and disestablish temporary proprietary height safety systems when working at height

Course info


Available nationwide upon request

Maximum 10 attendees

  • 2 days 
  • 1 day refresher

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