PFPE Inspection

Personal Fall Protection Equipment

Part of my work involves me periodically inspecting our Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE) and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This type of PPE is class 3. That means it helps minimise the risk of mortal injury due to falls. It is essential that it is inspected regularly. We have ropes, harnesses, carabiners and other protective equipment that has to go through this process. I had qualified to do this about three years ago. Whilst the IOSH qualification doesn’t technically expire, I thought Brexit may have caused a lot of changes and so I opted to repeat the course. There is very little margin for error, as a life could be at stake. This makes for a very stressful assessment.

However, I’m pleased to say that I did pass. I’m just not sure that I want to put myself through that again. A big thank you to Arco Professional Safety Services.

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