Training Standard

Following representation to BSI’s Technical Committee, PH/5, Industrial safety belts and harnesses (Secretary, Mr. John Fisher, BSI), a draft training standard was accepted as the basis of a work item for a new British Standard

In November 2004, a BSI Project Group – comprising Members of PH/5 and ACWAHT - was established under the leadership of Mr Keith Jones, Convener. The BSI Content Developer was Ms Cathy Kraft.

Other members of the project group were:

  • Mr Jonathan. Capper (representing PH5)
  • Mr Adrian Jones ( representing PH5 )
  • Mr Martin Holden ( representing HSE) (Retired December 2005*)
  • Mr Rupert Douglas-Jones ( representing ACWAHT)
  • Mr Rob Harris ( representing ACWAHT)
  • Mr Peter Peacock ( representing PH5)

* Replaced by Mr D. Thomas HSE / member of PH5, January 2006

The project group members agreed to meet monthly in order that rapid progress could be made.

In April 2005, a final draft was considered by ACWAHT, before being submitted to PH/5 for approval to release it as a ‘Draft for Public Comment’ (DPC).

The DPC:

 BS 8454, Delivery for training for work at height (Ref. DPC 05/30117509 DC),

was published by BSI on 2nd December 2005. The closing date for comments was 28th February 2006 (extended to 17th March 2006).

The Standard is due for publication in May 2006.

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