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  Working At Height  

The purpose of The Work at Height Regulations 2005 is to prevent death and injury caused by a fall from height.

If you are an employer or you control work at height (for example facilities managers or building owners who may contract others to work at height) the Regulations apply to you. Employers and those in control of any work at height activity must make sure work is properly planned, supervised and carried out by competent people. This includes using the right type of equipment for working at height. Low-risk, relatively straightforward tasks will require less effort when it comes to planning. Employers and those in control must first assess the risks. Employees have general legal duties to take reasonable care of themselves and others who may be affected by their actions, and to co-operate with their employer to enable their health and safety duties and requirements to be complied with.


Course Content

  • Definition of Working at Heights

  • Occupations most at risk

  • Statistics - accidents and fatalities

  • Legislation and Regulations

  • Responsibilities and rights

  • PPE - Harness donning and inspection

  • Equipment - Ladders etc

  • Risk Assessment and hazard indetification

  • Risk avoidance and preventative measures

  • Emergency actions

  • Practical Element: Demonstrate safe use of PPE, ladder safety, harness inspection and donning.




At the the end of the course delegates will be able to:


  • Identify hazard and risk and complete a Work A Height risk assessment

  • Understand their rights and responsibilities

  • Demonstrate safe use of PPE, ladder safety and harness inspection and donning

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the preventative and emergency actions

Further Related Training

Face Fit Training
Risk Assessment
Harness Awareness


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