Working at Heights Training

Our Working at Heights course is specifically designed to prevent falls in the workplace and ensure the safety of individuals working in areas such as roof works, scaffolding, ladders and more.

Duration: 1/2 Day 

Target Audience

This training is suitable for clients who are required to work at heights, and will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to work safely and effectively at heights, and basic rescue as required in accordance with legislative requirements.

Course Objectives

To provide participants with the knowledge and practical skills to interpret the requirements of legislation and standards relevant to the prevention of falls in the workplace.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Legislation including the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Part 4 (Working at Heights)
  • Organisation, Planning and Risk Assessments
  • Selection and inspection of work equipment
  • Fall prevention
  • Requirements for work platforms
  • Openings / Edge protection
  • Roof Work / Fragile surfaces
  • Fall protection
  • Collective measures
  • Individual measures
  • Requirements for use of ladders
  • Ladder safety
  • Care and storage of ladders

Safety Harness Training

Safety Harness training instructs a user in how to select, inspect and use a harness and associated equipment safety when using a MEWP.

Duration: 1/2 Day

Course Objectives

To provide delegates with the essential knowledge required to carry out pre-use checks, and to use and store Safety Harnesses correctly when using an MEWP.

Safety Harness Training Certification

Successful delegates will receive a Height for Hire or IPAF Certificate of Training valid for 5 years, depending on the choice of the candidate. IPAF certification is available and must be requested at the time of booking.

PPE Requirements

Trainees must have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment with them i.e. Harness & Lanyard.

Safety Harness Course Description

  • Course content
  • Introduction
  • Legislation, standards, guidance
  • Hierarchy of fall protection measures
  • Pre-use checks / practical
  • Anchor points
  • Storage and maintenance
  • Hazards and precautions
  • Rescue requirements and options
  • Course assessment