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Working at Height - Competent Worker

Course Code WAH04-0

Course Cost: £175 + Vat Per Delegate

Forthcoming Course Dates

Training Course Information

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

Date of Next Courses: Upon request

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 does it work?
  • -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:

  • A 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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