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Working at Height - Competent Worker

Course Code WAH04

Course Cost: £175 + Vat Per Delegate

Forthcoming Course Dates

26 March 2018 HFR Solutions CIC Training Centre 1 day
9 April 2018 HFR Solutions CIC Training Centre 1 day
23 April 2018 HFR Solutions CIC Training Centre 1 day
10 May 2018 HFR Solutions CIC Training Centre 1 day
21 May 2018 HFR Solutions CIC Training Centre 1 day

Training Course Information

Provides delegates with the skills needed for working safely at height.

Date of Next Courses: Tuesday 23rd April

26th March & 9th April are fully booked

Venue: Fire Service Headquarters, Hessle - Nr Hull

Duration: One Day


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Course Benefits

This course is designed to provide workers with the knowledge and skills which enables them to work safely at height. It creates the necessary skill and knowledge base to meet the requirements for a competent person as defined by Working at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR2005) allowing them to select and use appropriate equipment and perform periodic inspections of PPE

  • Introduction/ Course overview
  • Understanding Falls / Behaviors
  • Legislation Overview
  • Accident Statistics
  • Risk Based approach – Hierarchy of
  • Measures (Avoid, Prevent, Mitigate)
  • Work Practices – Methods
  • Equipment Fundamentals & Fall Factors
  • -EN Standards?
  • -How it works?
  • -Do’s and Don’ts
  • -Installation Requirements
  • Equipment Functions / Selection /
  • Limitations / Pre use checks
  • Tracking and controlling equipment/ Inspection Logs
  • Donning / Correct fitting of Harness and sub components (PPE)
  • Rescue Planning / Procedures
  • Prolonged Harness suspension / Suspension Syncope – Symptoms
  • Examination

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for delegates attending our Working at Height - Competent Worker training course will include:

  • Better understanding of safe working at height methods
  • Able to identify unsafe working at height methods
  • Improving the safety of your employees who work at height
  • Greater understanding of working at height rescue techniques, plans and rescue kits
  • A better understanding of working at height equipment (Fall Arrester Systems, Safety Harnesses & Attachment Points) and how to inspect and spot defective equipment
  • Improved knowledge and increased competence – greater insight and ability to implement best practice

Relevant Legislation

Relevant Legislation

If some or all of your employees work at height, whether you are a business owner or responsible for the health and safety side of your organisation, it is essential that you have a complete understanding of relevant working at height legislation and how it may affect your organisation;

  • Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Puwer – Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998)
  • Loler (Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998)
  • General Health & Safety Legalisation


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