Operation of belay points

ERGON would like to invite you to a course in the operation, installation and inspection of temporary belay points (so-called lifelines). People who are familiar with the principles of safe operation are in great demand by employers because, according to the CSO, accidents related to work at height account for the largest proportion of dangerous incidents that occur during work. 

Person installs temporary belay point

Thematic scope 

Training classes include, but are not limited to, topics such as: 

  • learning how to install and maintain temporary systems, 
  • product training - operation, 
  • learning to carry out periodic reviews, 
  • legislation and organisation regarding work at height, 
  • risk assessment, 
  • contingency plans, 
  • types of posts and belay points, 
  • principles for the construction of different pitches and belay points, 
  • ways of tying knots, 
  • personal protective equipment (PPE), 
  • principles and techniques relating to rescue and self-rescue, 
  • Health and safety rules and responsibility for breaking the rules, 
  • the risks involved in working at height, 
  • ways of preventing the most common accidents. 

Lifeline - characteristics 

The lifeline is categorised as a belay device designed to protect workers during work at height. The use of a lifeline reduces the risk of a pendulum effect. The lifeline assembly provides a temporary mobile belay system that allows several people to clip into it at the same time. Lifeline: 

The roofer uses temporary security
  • prevents tripping and falling, 
  • protects the user from falls, 
  • improves safety on the construction site. 

Temporary belaying points allow for easy assembly and disassembly when necessary and, above all, do not disturb the structure of the element to which they are attached. They may be in the form of a strap or rope encircling a fixed component, the ends of which are connected by means of, for example, a carabiner (which must be certified), or in the form of a hook, spreader bar or safety tripod. 

Training program 

  • theoretical classes, 
  • practical activities. 

The course is backed up by training documentation and, upon passing the examination, the trainee receives a certificate confirming the qualification obtained. 

Requirements for the candidate 

  • be at least 18 years old, 
  • have at least a primary/secondary school education, 
  • health condition confirmed by a medical certificate allowing work at heights, 
  • no fear of heights. 

Location of training 

ERGON organises vocational courses in Warsaw and Krakow, among others, but also in many other cities in Poland. 

Our offer 

We also offer altitude courses: 

  • of evacuating people at height, 
  • from the evacuation of people from confined spaces, 
  • from the use of construction access techniques, 
  • using construction access techniques with elements of rope access,  
  • in Level I rope access techniques, 
  • in Level II rope access techniques,  
  • in Level III rope access techniques. 

Trust us 

  • We are a training company with many years of experience, 
  • we have qualified instructors, 
  • we offer attractive course prices, 
  • What sets us apart is our individual approach to each student. 

Questions and answers

What is a lifeline?

These are belay devices that increase the level of safety for those working at height. 

What does training in the safe operation of temporary belay points include?

The course consists of theoretical and practical classes taught by experienced instructors. The trainee will learn the principles of using temporary belay points to make working at height as safe as possible. 

Do you also offer a course in building access or rope access?

Yes. Our company has an extensive range of altitude training courses.