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Basic Safe Work at Height (1 Day)


This 1 day Safe Working at Height course is for anyone who works at height in their day to day work – for example, those who work on or with ladders, scaffolding or roofs.

This training course has been designed to provide those who attend with the basic knowledge, awareness and practical skills they require to undertake this type of work safely.

The Course Content

This course covers all aspects of working safely at height – and includes a combination of theory and practical training.

Candidates will learn how to:

  • Use ladders and structures safely
  • Ascend and descend from height safely
  • Select and wear the correct PPE
  • Carry out PPE pre-use checks
  • Use lanyards, fall arrest and fall restraint equipment

In addition to this, delegates will also learn theory elements of working safely from height – including:

  • The main principles of health, safety and environmental legislation
  • Approved codes of practice
  • The correct method of inspection, storing and maintaining fall arrest, work position and restraint equipment
  • The hazards and risks of working at height
  • How to reduce hazards by using a hierarchy of controls
  • Have an appreciation of procedures for rescue in the event of an emergency


Must be confident with heights

Minimum age 18

Qualification valid for:

3 years

Our Instructors

Our instructors all are existing or former emergency service staff which enables us to develop realistic, practical and safe training that can be delivered at your work location (suitable venues and structures only). They have a wealth of WAH and Rope/Line rescue experience gained over many years and this gives them a good background knowledge when delivering courses to your staff. Practical sessions are done by demonstration first then supervised and monitored assessments.

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