Global Horizon Skills

Working at Height

This course is designed to give delegates an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of those planning and those carrying out work at height and an introduction to the equipment and methods available and where they sit within the hierarchy of controls. Care of equipment, pre-use inspection, fitting and adjustment of equipment is also covered.


  • Problems Associated with Safe Working at Heights
  • Legislation
  • Employers Responsibility
  • Employees Responsibility
  • Risk Assessment
  • Safe Systems of Working
  • Passive Safety Systems
  • Restraint Systems
  • Fall Arrest Systems
  • Fall Arrest Equipment Introduction
  • Pre Use Inspection
  • Donning a Safety Harness
  • Safe Use of Associated Equipment
  • Anchorage Point Identification
  • Horizontal Safety Systems
  • Vertical Safety Systems
  • Temporary Safety Products
  • Maintenance & Checking of Equipment
  • Cleaning & Storage

Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries. Common cases include falls from ladders and through fragile surfaces. ‘Work at height’ means work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury (for example a fall through a fragile roof).

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