fasetlogo1New course from trade body for rigging nets from open steelwork

FASET, the trade body representing the fall arrest and safety net rigging industry, has launched a brand new training course for riggers needing to access open steelwork to rig safety nets for roofs and floors where other forms of access – such as ladders and MEWPs – are not practical. The four-day Specialist Rigger Safety Net Course has been developed by FASET in collaboration with the National Access & Rescue Centre (NARC), a division of the Heightec Group, and with the cooperation of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

A practical course that reflects the specific hazards associated with this fast growing type of work, it allows qualified CSCS carded riggers who successfully complete the course to add the endorsement ‘FASET Specialist Rigger’ to their existing CSCS Safety Net Rigger Card. Such is the importance that FASET attaches to the qualification, delegates cannot be enrolled on the new course before a representative of the company has satisfactorily completed the accompanying one-day phentermine 37.5 long ‘Specialist Rigger Manager’s Course’.

Comments company secretary, Tony Seddon: “It’s vital that managers and supervisors understand the limitations and techniques associated with this method of working and, most importantly, how to decide whether it’s the right method for the task in hand. This course gives them the knowledge and expertise they need to make that decision, and delegates end the day with a written test to confirm that they have fully understood everything they have seen and heard. Additionally, any company putting the riggers to work must have a named and trained FASET Specialist Rigger Manager.”

Combining both classroom and practical sessions, and including a final assessment to test understanding, the four days of the Specialist Rigger Safety Net Course cover, amongst other things:

Day 1: The Work at Height Regulations, plus the equipment and its characteristics;

Day 2: Elementary rigging techniques and how to move safely along beams;

Day 3: Caring for and maintaining the equipment, including certification;

Day 4: Rescue methods.


A complete course syllabus is available on the FASET website www.faset.org.uk