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Working Safely at Height Training Course

ECITB Approved

Working Safely at Height Training Course (ECITB approved)

This training course provides delegates with knowledge and understanding relevant to working at heights. Practical and theory training shows delegates how to ascend and descend safely, the safe use of ladders, access and egress routes, correct and safe use of harnesses and associated equipment for fall protection (fall arrest and restraint systems) and relevant PPE for working at height.

The practical elements of working at height safely course takes place on purpose-built training facilities on which candidates are taught:

  • How to select the correct PPE, carry out pre-use checks, fit, adjust and wear it correctly
  • Safe ladder assent and decent
  • Access ways - protected and unprotected
  • Safe use of height lanyards, fall arrest, fall restraint, work positioning and associated safety equipment

The theory elements of this course will cover:

  • Working at height regulations and other relevant legislation
  • The correct method of inspection, storing and maintaining - fall arrest and work positioning / restraint
  • Personal fall prevention and fall arrest equipment

Delegates on all our courses are continually assessed and will take a short multiple choice written paper in order to measure attainment of objectives.

Key Facts

  • Duration – 1 day
  • Assessment – practical assessment and multiple choice test
  • Instructor / candidate ratio – theory 1:12 and practical 1:6
  • Regulations met -  Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • Accreditation - MRS Training & Rescue Certification or ECITB certificate
  • Certification lifespan - 3 years
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this working safety at height training, delegates should be able to:  

  • Understand the main principles of safety, health, approved codes of practice and environmental legislation of working at height
  • Assess and recognise the risks and hazards involved
  • Know the methods of reducing risk and injuries - including the hierarchy of controls
  • Know the various types of personal fall protection systems and the differences between fall arrest, work restraint and work positioning (including anchors & lifelines)
  • Appreciate the procedures for rescue, emergency at height or other incidents

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