A course designed around the requirements of those who work at height in the theatre and entertainment industry. Whether a lighting technician, sound engineer, master carpenter or part of the automation team, this course will teach you how to access work areas at height in a safe and efficient way. The course is a mixture of theory and practical focusing on specific height related issues within the entertainment environment.
The course is best suited for delivery on site allowing for the variety of working at height challenges generated by different theatres/shows. Alternatively training can be delivered at the HART training centre in Kent.
Please contact Guardian for availability. You can call us on +44 (0) 1795 580 333 to discuss your options.
To provide individuals who work in the specific area of theatre and stage with the knowledge and skills to work safely at height.
Duration: 1 day Trainer to Delegate Ratio: 1:6 (Max) Location: Site/Sheerness Certificate Validity: 3 years
The course is designed to enable delegates to understand & explain:
The general Health & Safety duties of employers and employees in the workplace
The basics of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and other legislation related to work at height
The fundamental principles of fall protection, including the ‘hierarchy of controls’
What a restraint system is, it’s components, uses and limitations
What a fall arrest system is, its components, uses and limitations
What a work positioning system is, its components, uses and limitations
Working at height hazards specific to the theatre/entertainment industry
The importance of inspection, care and maintenance of fall protection equipment
The importance of emergency and rescue plans for work at height, including the potential dangers of suspension in a harness
The practical includes the following:
Pre-use inspection of harness and associated Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE)
Correct fitting of harness and associated PFPE
Personal techniques – Work Restraint/Work Positioning/Fall Arrest
Access and egress to and from work place locations – lighting booms/trusses/follow spots/grids etc
Casualty action in the event of a fall (Level 2 required for rescue)
Important Delegate Information
All personnel participating in Safety Training shall be medically fit and capable of fully participating. Delegates will be required to sign a statement stating that they are medically fit to participate in the safety training and that they do not suffer from any medical illness or are under influence of any narcotic substance or alcohol.
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Suitable clothing for outdoor training at height
Any work at height PPE if in possession and within valid statutory inspection
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H.A.R.T. Height and Rescue Training