PPE Inspection


Learn to competently examine work-at-height personal protective equipment using protocol and to create an effective PPE-management system and program to track all equipment and personal.

 

PPE INSPECTION: COMPETENT PERSON

Gain appropriate knowledge and ability in order to thoroughly examine items of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for work-at-height and recreational uses. Additionally, learn to create an effective PPE Management System. Upon completion of a theoretical and practical assessment, candidates will receive a Competent Person certificate.

Objectives:

  • Introduce risk assessment and associated decision making
  • Explain the potential hazards associated with the use of PPE for protection against falls from height
  • Understand the legislation and current requirements regarding the control of PPE for protection against falls from height, its creation, markings and placement on the market
  • Explain the notion of a ‘competent person’
  • Explain the general principles of using PPE for protection against falls from height
  • Explain the practical uses of PPE for protection against falls from height
  • Explain the notion of the employer’s responsibilities and those of the PPE examiner
  • Understand a technical notice
  • Build awareness of the principle actions of the examiner; maintenance, returns under guarantee, removal of products from service
  • Build awareness of the principle corrective actions; information to provide for the users and/or their management system
  • Exhibit the necessary tools and work environment in order to perform the efficient examination of such PPE
  • Present and use Petzl’s examination protocol
  • Understand pre-use checks, special inspections, thorough examinations, signs and symptoms, significance of any defects, criteria for removal from service
  • Identify defects and damage which would result in the item being removed from service
  • Complete inspection reports effectively

Audience:

  • Persons responsible for the examination of PPE for protection against falls from height
  • Persons responsible for the management of a company’s stock of PPE for protection against falls from height (sport and professional)
  • Company owners and employers who have the responsibility of PPE thorough examination, self-employed workers, Health and Safety managers
  • Professionals with the responsibility for others using PPE for protection against falls from height (e.g. instructors, supervisors, team leaders and trainers)
  • Third party suppliers of PPE for protection against falls from height examination services
  • Users of PPE for protection against falls from height who wish to expand their knowledge and ability by carrying out thorough examinations of such PPE

Prerequisites:

  • Significant practical experience within the field of verticality with relevant fall protection equipment
  • Training Materials Provided:
  • Syllabus
  • Technical documents
  • Certificate of Attendance or Certificate of Competence

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