About 3 Education

Rob Harris

3 Education was established by Rob Harris who is an experienced and highly regarded individual in work at height instruction and assessment – particularly in man safe safety nets, stair towers and temporary edge protection.  The trainers operating under the 3 Education banner have 40 years collective experience in work at height training; nets and edge protection through to stair towers and PPE.

He is the only remaining founding Director of FASET, ex-Chairman and current chair of the training committee. FASET is the industry body and is seen as the voice of authority in the safety netting, stair towers, edge protection and platform decking.

As FASET chairman from 2015-2017, Rob was FASET’s representative at the Access Industry Forum’s (AIF) Work at Height Management Programme and was involved in the NSCC training committee for a number of years. 

He was a PASMA and Ladder instructor. He was also a key contributor to the publication of BS 8411 and BS 8454 with the BSI and ACR Blue book. 3 Education were awarded FASET’s 2017 Contributor award.

His knowledge on the work at height subjects he teaches on are phenomenal and he is regularly called on for support and expertise by customers around the globe.


Rob is a sought after consultant, specialising in temporary works at height. He can advise on the best solution that works in the interests of the worker, employer and client. Wherever possible, the guidance provided will include all parties involved in the supply chain. All guidance is impartial. Rob has no commercial ties with any manufacturer or installer.

Course author

Rob has authored numerous teaching programmes – typically about work at height. The audience type will vary from workplace operatives (both English and non-English speaking) through to senior executives and professionals.


Over 8000 candidates across the world have attended courses run by Rob. All have a common thread of ‘working at height.’ But, whatever the course title, candidates learn through activity.

The learning process is not about slick powerpoint presentations – it is engaging the candidate in the learning experience, which is a core belief of the company. 

This can be evidenced in the number of non-English speaking candidate courses, where the instructor’s skill is stretched to the maximum, but the knowledge is imparted successfully.


Rob helped write the national occupational standards for safety netting with the CITB and soon after became one of the UK’s first NVQ assessors for safety net rigging.

Over 600 candidates have achieved NVQs through Rob’s programmes. He is recognised as a leading assessor with a reputation for dealing at all levels of the chain in a personable, fair and helpful way. His experience of assessing over the years means that Rob’s candidates achieve in a timely fashion with minimal disruption to productivity.

As well as running courses and assessing, Rob is a sought after speaker at presentations and events, where his knowledge is shared in an informative yet fun way.

Prior to establishing 3 Education, Rob was Managing Director of ShireSafety.com and was instrumental in the development of Netclaw, which was a revolutionary remote attachment rigging device for safety nets upon at the time.

Rob has always been at the sharp edge of work at height. Safely!

Expert Witness

Rob has been involved in a number of cases as an expert witness, working for the prosecution and for those in commercial dispute.

Client Feedback

Every single candidate that undergoes training and assessing through 3 Education completes a feedback form. We need this for two reasons – so we can monitor our performance and look to improve what we do. It also allows us to state our compliance with BS 8454.  

We score each feedback sheet and forward a summary to each employer so they can act where necessary.

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