This course addresses the basics of work at height in order to contribute towards competency. This is not an in-depth course, although it can be delivered as a stand alone module it is designed to be a work at height focused component of a product training programme where the learning objectives are more specific.

Xytec recommend their Work at Height Foundation Course where a broader knowledge of work at height is required.

Course Details...

Work at Height - Introduction

Course ID HS001_1
Course Duration 1/2 day
Delegate: Trainer 12:1
Certificate Validity 3 Years
Dedicated Course £400
Safe Work at Height

Course overview

This course is classroom based and designed to familiarise delegates with the basic requirements for safe work at height. It will look at different types of working environments and a range of risks and hazards these present. It will look at a range of Personal Fall Protection Equipment and its correct selection and use as well as pre use checks.

This course should be used as a ‘bolt on’ to add specific height safety knowledge to another course being undertaken, typically product training.

Delegates will be assessed by the trainer during the course and a final written assessment paper will complete the certification process.

Course prerequisite

Delegates attending this course must meet the following minimum standards…

  • A professional attitude and a willingness to learn.
  • A good understanding of written and spoken English.
  • Numeracy skills.

Who is this course for?

Delegates attending this course will have little or no working at height experience but need understanding of the basic elements of safe Work at Height to enhance other elements of training.

This course will address

  • Basic knowledge of work at height activity.
  • UK legislation.
  • Work at height related risks and hazards.
  • The hierarchy of measures and how to apply them.
  • Fall arrest, work restraint and work positioning.
  • How to correctly select work equipment in particular PPE and PFPE.
  • Strengths and limitations of different types of PFPE.
  • The need for efficient ground clearance.
  • The dangers of falling objects.
  • How to correctly don a full body harness.
  • Inspection and Maintenance of PPE and PFPE.
  • The need for qualified first aid.
  • The need for emergency rescue.

Content and Delivery in accordance with

  • BS 8454 Code of practice for the delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue.
  • BS 8437 Code of practice for the selection, use and maintenance of fall protection systems and equipment.
  • The Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Additional reference material

  • Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974.
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
  • BS 7985:2013 Code of Practice for the Use of Rope Access Methods for Industrial Purposes.
  • European Standards and Marking for Fall Arrest.
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.