PSA Inspection trainings

Certified training as a competent person according to DGUV principle 312-906 for the inspection and
and assessment of PPE against falls from a height. The requirements for a competent person according to EN 365:2004 at European level are fulfilled.

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Individual training courses

Do you want to organise PPE technical training for your company with selected sub-areas or supplemented by application knowledge? Then we or one of our cooperation companies worldwide will be happy to offer you a customised solution.

Examples:

  • 2 or 3 days of technical training with selected sub-areas
  • 4 or 5 days of PPE technical training supplemented by user knowledge for consolidation or preparation
  • 1 day introduction to the assessment of PPE with confirmation of participation

Modern seminar rooms and practical training opportunities offer real added value alongside professional and experienced trainers with specialist manufacturer knowledge.

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Personal fall protection equipment must meet high requirements, as it is intended to protect against danger to life. Thus, in addition to proper manufacture and use, regular inspection of this equipment is also required. The training provides the necessary background knowledge and practical skills for the expert inspection, maintenance and assessment of PPE against falls from a height. Successful graduates also fulfil the requirements for a competent person according to EN 365:2004 at European level.

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What is PPE?

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used to protect people against one or more risks to their health or safety. It is carried, held, or worn by the user. In other words, PPE is used wherever there are risks to a person's health or life. Examples of risks can include respiratory damage due to toxic fumes/smoke, hearing damage due to loud noises, falling objects, or falls from great height. Breathing devices, hearing protection, cut protection pants, work safety footwear, protective helmets, and harnesses are all examples of PPE. Permanently installed safety equipment, such as nets or anchor points, is not classed as PPE as it is not something that people carry or wear.
Regulation (EU) 2016/425 regulates which items are classed as PPE in the European Union.

Personal fall protection equipment (PFPE) is a sub-category of PPE that protects people against falls when working at height.

In commercial and institutional contexts, PFPE is used, amongst others, by scaffolders, roofers, fitters, special police units, fire services, and work-at-height rescue teams, i.e. by people who are exposed to dangerous heights and depths within the scope of their work.

PFPE is also used in the sport and leisure sector, for example in climbing gyms, on high ropes courses, and in the mountains.

If PPE fails, major risk to life and limb ensues. The requirements regarding the design and manufacture of PPE are therefore accordingly strict. They are legally stipulated by Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and the 8th Regulation on the Product Safety Act—8. ProdSV. To protect users, it is not only the requirements to be met by new PPE that are important, but also regular inspections and servicing.