Safe Working at Heights

Duration of Course (days):


Course Overview:

The Work at Height Regulations applies to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall, liable to cause personal injury including harnesses. The Work at Height Regulations bring together all existing work at height regulations and states the minimum health and safety requirements for the use of equipment for work at height. Employers have a duty to ensure that work at a height is properly planned, appropriately supervised and carried out in a manner that is safe.

Who should attend?

Employers, the self-employed and any person that controls the work of others, (for example facilities managers or building owners), who may contract others to work at height need to be fully up-to-date with the new legislation. This course is also aimed at anyone who needs to use a safety harness as part of their works.

Aims and objectives of the course:

On completion, delegates shall have an understanding of the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations (2005) and safe practices for use of a safety harness.

At the end of the course delegates will:

Be able to work at height safely
Identify hazards & risks
Inspect height equipment before using it.
Wear the correct PPE for the job.
Think about the safety of colleagues
Understand legislation & why?
Understand regulations
How to inspect a harness
How to adjust a harness
How to read manufacturer’s instructions
Why an emergency action plan needs to be in place
What lanyard/inertia reel to be used

Course Content:

  • Health & Safety Legislation
  • What is safe working at heigh
  • Identifying accident prevention
  • Selection of access equipment
  • Accident Statistics
  • Risk assessments
  • Safety Documentation
  • PPE
  • Potential Safety Hazards
  • Emergency Rescue Plan
  • Safety Inspections And Storage
  • CE & EN Markings
  • Traceability
  • Who shouldn’t be wearing a harness
  • Fall arrest/ Work positions / Restraining Systems
  • Four Positions Of Fall Arrest
  • Manufacturer’s Instructions
  • Why you should never work alone


This course requires a training area/room with the facilities to comfortably accommodate the maximum number of delegates. The delegates will require a table and equipment to make notes and the instructor needs power and a place to show a presentation. Delegates are also asked to bring their own Harnesses with them if available.



Throughout the course there is a constant assessment by the instructor who will ask questions about what he has covered in the course, some may be theoretical and some may be practical. At the end of the course there is a 30 question, multiple choice paper to be completed by all delegates. A pass mark of 72% is set for all delegates. Once these papers are marked and delegates passed then they will proceed to a 15 minute practical assessment. This involves fitting and inspection of Harnesses.


All delegates that succeed with the course will receive an A4 certificate of attendance this will be valid for 3 years.

Booking Details:

Course Cost (ex VAT): £80.00
Closed Course Cost (ex VAT): £400.00
Max Number of Delegates: 12

Call to Book: 01376 538 501

Our training centre is based in Braintree, Essex. Tea and coffee facilities are provided, other refreshments can be made available by request.

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