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Can anybody recommend a PPE inspection course?

 

Or maybe a general LOLER inspection course that can be aadjusted to cover rope access equipment.

 

Ideally in London but willing to travel if needs be. Looking for a company that are more interested in our world than oil rig workers.

 

Thanks

 

T

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Oh dear. Another pet hate. In the past I've routinely inspected my own harnesses and equipment because I simply want it to be able to do its job if I have an "incident". Yes I check the quality of the stitching and for any excess abrasion of the materials used. If I feel it is not acceptable I simply buy new equipment.

 

But now apparently I have to pay a "certified individual" to do it for me at a modest expense. Someone who doesn't necessarily even work in an industry where they require to use the protection equipment, but can now charge MORE than people who do the actual real work to "check their equipment".

 

Dear "HSE" just die now you useless burden on society.

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Check out INDG367, Clive. It is nothing new, it was issued in 2002, and it goes to some lengths to explain that a thorough recorded inspection does not have to be by a paid outsider, just someone independent of the regular user and the routine maintainer of the kit.

 

Why don't you get someone like Seano and do a "you show me yours and I'll show you mine"? Then you can each sign the others testing records.

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You're not going to find a course specifically geared up to 'our world', but you don't really need to. The Lyon Equipment 4-day course could be what you're after.

I'm aware of the Lyon training, and also of this course run by AID.

The latter has the advantage of being a bit closer to London. (though in travel time there's not much in it.)

 

I wonder if anybody has direct experience of either. It is interesting the the Lyon course is four days while the AID is two. I've found that in general the Lyon courses are a day or so longer than other's equivelent courses.

 

Oh dear. Another pet hate. In the past I've routinely inspected my own harnesses and equipment because I simply want it to be able to do its job if I have an "incident". Yes I check the quality of the stitching and for any excess abrasion of the materials used. If I feel it is not acceptable I simply buy new equipment.

 

But now apparently I have to pay a "certified individual" to do it for me at a modest expense. Someone who doesn't necessarily even work in an industry where they require to use the protection equipment, but can now charge MORE than people who do the actual real work to "check their equipment".

 

As Kerry has pointed out, if you're only looking at a small amount of your own kit I think you can cover that relatively easily. I'm looking for training to Competent Person (rather than end user) level in order to inspect and manage (including setting Examination Schemes) a wide range and large amount of equipment.

 

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The Lyon 4 day course is an excellent course (ive done it). Run buy people who have a vast knowledge of the equipment used. It also includes some product destruction testing which is informative.

 

It is a pass/fail course. So if you dont pass you fail <_< .It is not a course where you get an attendance certificate at the end.

 

The exam is like a driving test. You examine sample PPE and recommend a course of action (fit for use, fit for use but to be monitored, has to be withdrawn etc). There are minor and major errors. You are allowed a few minor errors and still pass. If you have a major error (e.g. say an item is fit for use but is actually not) then you will fail.

 

I would 100% recommend this course if you are needing to inspect loads of kit. If it is just for your own personal kit I think they do a 1 day course as well.

 

TM

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