TES Training for Work-at-Height Professionals


TES, Inc.—a Petzl Technical Partner—will be offering the following courses for work-at-height professionals. 2011-TES-Logo-small

Inspection of Personal Protective Equipment for Work at Height—Competent Person training.

This course offers a thorough examination of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Participants will learn to competently examine work-at-height PPE using the Petzl protocol, and how to create an effective PPE-management system.

The course will lead participants through:

  • 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 a “competent person”
  • General principles and uses of PPE
  • Understanding a technical notice
  • Principal actions of the examiner
  • Principal corrective actions
  • Necessary tools and work environment
  • 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
  • Identification of defects and damage that would result in the item being removed from service
  • Inspection reporting

This three-day course will take place at Campo Rico Ziplining Adventures by Ecoquest in Puerto Rico, August 29-31.

Rope Access Training-—SPRAT Level 1

The Rope Access Training course prepares eligible candidates to meet the certification criteria for ropes access personnel. The SPRAT certification process is intended to establish a minimum baseline of knowledge and skill directly related to industrial rope access.

The course will cover a variety of skills including work seat, belaying with communication, rope-to-rope transfer, pass knots, and more.

The SPRAT certification is designed for work-at-height and rescue professionals, tower and rope access technicians, trainers, assessors, and supervisors, as well as rescue and ropes access equipment sales teams.

The course will take place Sept. 26-30 in Nashville, Tenn.

For more information or to register for either course, contact TES, Inc., at 800-327-4036 or [email protected]


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