Safety When Working at Heights

Construction and Plant

Safety When Working at Heights


Who is this for?

This training course is designed for personnel who in the course of their work are required to work at heights

The Safety When Working at Heights Course:

To train candidates in the knowledge required to ensure safer operational awareness when working at heights. On successful completion of training, candidates should be able to recognise the dangers and know what steps to take to avoid them. Have an acceptable understand of the hazards associated with the work and the use of safety equipment.

Course content:

  • Introduction, aim and objectives
  • Health & Safety at Work.
  • Equipment requirements
  • Suitability
  • Pre use checks
  • Free standing ladders and step ladders
  • Work at height on mechanical equipment
  • Fragile surfaces, crawling Ladders and boards.
  • Roof Work.
  • Safety Belts, Harnesses and lanyards
  • Selection
  • Pre use checks
  • Safe use
  • Unplanned incidents
  • Causation
  • Prevention
  • Reporting
  • The effects of weather whilst working at heights
  • Protecting yourself and others
  • Company safe systems of work and operating procedures
  • Risk assessments and method statements


1-2 Days (Dependant on candidate experience and customer requirements

Some useful information:

How do you decide if someone is ‘competent’ to work at height?
You should make sure that people with sufficient skills, knowledge and experience are employed to perform the task, or, if they are being trained, that they work under the supervision of somebody competent to do it. In the case of low-risk, short duration tasks (short duration means tasks that take less than 30 minutes) involving ladders, competence requirements may be no more
than making sure employees receive instruction on how to use the equipment safely (eg how to tie a ladder properly) and appropriate training. Training often takes place on the job, it does not always take place in a classroom. When a more technical level of competence is required, for example drawing up a plan for assembling a complex scaffold, existing training and certification schemes drawn up by trade associations and industry is one way to help demonstrate competence

If you would like further information about Safety When Working at Height, then click on the following link to download a leaflet from the HSE website

For more information about this course fill out the form below or call us on 01453 826781

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