Working at Height

Course content

The Law and Key Definitions

  • Key aspects of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • Duties of the employer and employees.
  • Legal background including case studies.
  • HSE statistics.

Working at Height

  • Work organisation and planning
  • Competence of workers
  • Risk assessment
  • Hierarchy of protection
  • Selection of work equipment
  • Prevention of falls
  • Fall arrest and restraint systems
  • Safety awareness
  • Scaffolding and tower scaffolds
  • Access to roofs
  • Fragile surfaces
  • Falling objects
  • Ladders and working platforms
  • Inspections including records and reporting


  • Correctly don a harness
  • Identification and application of climbing equipment
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