PFPE Examination

(Personal Fall Protection Equipment)

Face to face training course with the experts in examination. Our trainer’s education is backed up with a wealth of hands-on experience.

Certex provides an in-depth overview of the examination of PFPE (Personal Fall Protection Equipment) and Rope Access Equipment in accordance with the relevant regulations.

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Course Aim

This course is designed for inspectors of personal fall protection equipment (PFPE) and rope access equipment as required by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) and defines where each regulation would apply. Additionally, the course reviews the requirements of other relevant legislation and looks at the documentation required, and various inspection techniques used.

Equipment Covered:

  • Safety harnesses
  • Restraint lanyards
  • Work positioning lanyards
  • Fall arrest lanyards
  • Fall arrest attachment sliders – Track systems
  • Fall arrest attachment sliders – Wire systems
  • Attachment karabiners
  • Fibre ropes
  • Rope access equipment
  • Self-retracting lifelines (SRLs)

It will also cover:

  • The role and responsibilities of an examiner / competent person
  • Employers’ responsibilities
  • Duty holder responsibilities
  • Health and safety at work act
  • PUWER (SI2306)
  • LOLER (SI2307)
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 2022 (PPE)
  • Working at Height Regulations (WAHR)
  • Use of equipment
  • Inspections / examinations of equipment
  • Reports of thorough examination
  • Defect reporting
  • Storage of equipment
  • Cleaning of equipment

Each course delegate will be expected to complete a theory and practical examination. If successful, a certificate will be issued. This will help the Employer to address certain legal requirements by being able to help demonstrate employee competency. A detailed course handout is also provided for future reference.


Additional Information:


2 days


The course is generally held at our Great Yarmouth facility, however we are also able to utilise other Certex locations or hold courses at Client premises if adequate facilities are available.



Certex UK offers a range of standard training courses as detailed on our web site and bespoke training courses can be tailored to suit your specific needs. Many of our standard courses are LEEA certified.

For further information or to discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact our Training Team on 01493 857705 or email

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