VAX014 

Solution Expertise

Thorough examination of PPE for

protection against falls from height

VAX 003: in French language

VAX 014: in English language

Gain appropriate knowledge and ability in order

to thoroughly examine items of PPE (Personal

Protective Equipment) for protection against

falls from height, and to achieve a certificate of

competence.

The objectives of this module are:

– To become able to thoroughly examine Petzl PPE using

the Petzl protocol and explain any decisions taken (with

the products covered being PPE for protection against

falls from height, impacts and slips…).

N.B. Independent of the products inspected during the module,

having successfully met the requirements of the assessment, the

candidate will have the ability to examine the complete range of Petzl

PPE when following the Petzl PPE examination protocol 

 

  Content

– Introduction to risk assessment and associated decision

making.

– An explanation of the potential hazards associated with the

use of PPE for protection against falls from height.

– Understand the legislation and current requirements

regarding the control of PPE for protection against falls from

height, its creation, markings and placement on the market.

– The notion of a ‘competent person’.

– Explanation of the general principles of using PPE for

protection against falls from height.

– Explanation of the practical uses of PPE for protection

against falls from height.

– The notion of the employer’s responsibilities and those of

the PPE examiner.

– Understanding a technical notice.

– Awareness of the principle actions of the examiner;

maintenance, returns under guarantee, removal of products

from service…

– Awareness of the principle corrective actions; information

to provide for the users and/or their management system.

– The necessary tools and work environment in order to

perform the efficient examination of such PPE.

– Presentation and use of Petzl’s examination protocol.

– Pre-use checks, special inspections, thorough

examinations, signs and symptoms, significance of any

defects, criteria for removal from service.

– To identify defects and damage which would result in the

item being removed from service,

– Completing inspection reports effectively.

 Audience

– Designated persons, those responsible for examination of

PPE for protection against falls from height.

– Those persons responsible for the management of a

company’s stock of PPE for protection against falls from

height (sport and professional).

– Company owners and employers who have the

responsibility of PPE thorough examination, self-employed

workers, Health and Safety managers…

– Professionals with the responsibility for others using PPE

for protection against falls from height. E.g. instructors,

supervisors, team leaders and trainers.

– Third party suppliers of PPE for protection against falls

from height examination services.

– Users of PPE for protection against falls from height who

wish to expand their knowledge and ability by carrying out

thorough examinations of such PPE.

– Petzl Technical Partners.

 Pre-requirements

– Significant practical experience within the field of verticality

with relevant fall protection equipment.

 Learning support and certification

– Technical documents and module workbook.

– Certificate of attendance and Certificate of Competence.

– Validity of this Petzl Solution module is 3 years. After or

during this time the candidate may renew their certification

by taking the module VAX 028.

 Logistics

– Place: ALLSPORTS PETZL TRAINING PARTNER PTE LTD.

– Duration: 3 days (3 x 7 hours = 21 hours). 

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