Personal Protective Equipment Inspection – Competent Person Certificate for the Adventure Activities Sector

Current UK regulations, including the Activity Centres Act 1995, Work at Height (Amendment)

Regulations 2007 and the Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, require work at height
equipment to be thoroughly examined at regular intervals by a ‘competent person’.

This RoSPA approved course introduces new techniques and develops candidates’ current knowledge
of how to systematically manage and inspect Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for work at height,
including mountaineering and caving (collectively called Personal Fall Protection Equipment) throughout
its lifetime. The course also looks at water activity PPE such as buoyancy aids and water helmets.

The course covers in detail current legislation and equipment standards, appropriate selection,
identification, maintenance and storage of equipment, formal thorough examinations of equipment and
the production of appropriate examination regimes and reports.

Topics are covered using a combination of hands-on product inspection training, destructive testing
demonstrations and formal presentations.

At the end of the course, following successful completion of a formal assessment and verification by
an independent moderator, we certify candidates as ‘competent’ to be able to undertake thorough
examinations of equipment that we identify during the course.

Non-residential but lunch & refreshments included. Shared B&B accommodation may be available, please contact the centre for more info.