Work at Height

Safetech Consulting and Training

Upcoming Courses:

10 Jun 2022 at Letterkenny

08 Jul 2022 at Letterkenny

Work at Height


Intended for all those whose duties may involve some working at height, this ½ day awareness course addresses the high risk associated with such work, even at low height, and the requirements of the 2005 legislation and a detailed discussion of the appropriate use of ladders and steps, and rules for safety. The course concentrates on what the delegate really needs to know for the type of the work being done, for specific applications and work locations.


Suitable for all levels, including the supervisors and managers of all whose duties may include work at height.


    Introduction & housekeeping

  • Aims & objectives
  • Health & safety

    Legal overview

  • Work at height Legislation & regulations
  • Duties under the work at height regulations
  • Requirements for Organisation, Planning and Competence
  • The work at height hierarchy
  • Effects and consequences of work at height accidents
  • Hierarchy of protection, controls & hazard management - work at height
  • Work at height risk assessments
  • Bad practice

    Use of ladders, steps and low-level access

  • Health & safety
  • Legal overview
  • Limitations and safety risks with use of Ladders
  • Appropriate equipment

    Use of work at height access equipment e.g. Alloy towers, MEWP

  • Health & safety
  • Legal overview
  • Limitations and safety risks with use of work at height access equipment
  • Appropriate equipment

    Introduction to fall protection

Understanding and appreciation of:

  • Types of harness
  • Work at height rescue (overview)
  • Fall protection systems and components / Video presentation
  • Inspecting and wearing PPE / Harness inspection
  • Product solution selection
  • Practical knowledge gained through the course
  • Hazards / rescue kits Frequency of inspection
  • How to care & store fall arrest equipment safely
  • Fall dynamics
  • Prolonged harness suspension
  • Work at height equipment selection
  • Different types of equipment and their safety issues

    Practical on fitting a harness correctly

  • Pre-use harness inspection
  • Fitting of a fall arrest harness
  • Use of fall arrest & work restraint lanyards
  • Logging & maintenance of equipment


Please note is it advised all participants bring their own fall arrest equipment or harness as an individual register of inspection for fall arrest equipment will be issued to each participant for their own equipment.

Method of Delivery

  • Classroom training
  • Whiteboard - Illustrations
  • Videos
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Discussions
  • Short Exam

Course Duration

½ Day


Full Safetech certification of attendance is provided on successful completion of the course.


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