TES to Host PPE Inspection and Management Course

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2011-TES-Logo-smallTES Inc., a Petzl technical partner and ACCT vendor, will be hosting a PPE inspection and management course for adventure park professionals. Upon passing the examination, each participant will receive a written certificate from Petzl stating his or her competency in inspection and management of PPE.

Content will include:

  • risk assessment and associated decision making
  • potential hazards associated with the use of PPE for protection against falls from height
  • legislation and current requirements regarding the management of PPE
  • definition of “competent person”
  • general principles and uses of PPE
  • employer and PPE inspector responsibilities
  • understanding a technical notice
  • principal actions of the examiner: maintenance, returns under warranty, removal of products from service, etc.
  • principal corrective actions: information to provide for the users and/or their management system
  • necessary tools and work environment to efficiently perform PPE examination
  • presentation of Petzl Technical Institute PPE examination protocol
  • pre-use checks, special inspections, thorough examinations, signs and symptoms, significance of any defects, criteria for removal from service
  • identify defects and damage that would result in the item being removed from service
  • inspection reporting

The course will run April 4-6, 2016 at the TES training facility in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information on this course and others, visit towergear.com. To register visit: http://www.towergear.com/shop/petzl-ppe-selection-inspection-management/

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Sarah Borodaeff is the digital editor and project manager for Adventure Park Insider magazine. A professional ski bum and former zip guide, Sarah enjoys any excuse to talk about outdoor adventures.

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