Working at Heights Syllabus

 Course Duration:   1 day

Ratio:                      1 Instructor    : 10 trainees

Aim:                        To provide the theoretical knowledge of working at Heights.

Elements:     The course will comprise of theoretical instruction covering the following:-

a. Responsibilities under the health and Safety Law

b. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

c. The Provisional Use Of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

d. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

e. The Work at Height Regulations 2005

f. Records and Inspections

g. Personal Protective Equipment

h. General knowledge of various equipment for working at height:

  • Harness
  • Ladder
  • MEWP
  • Tower Scaffold

Knowledge:      On completion of training the trainees will have a theoretical understanding of the following:-

a. Responsibilities under the Health and safety Law and relevant statutory legislation

b. Common causes of Falls at Height

c. Organisation and Planning of Work at Height

d. Selection of Work Equipment for Work at Height

e. Inspection of Work Equipment

f. Requirements for guard-rails, toe-boards, barriers and similar collective means of protection

g. Personal Protective Equipment

h. Safe Use of Harness

i. Basic Ladder Safety

j. General Knowledge of MEWPs

k. General Knowledge of Tower Scaffold

l. Theoretical knowledge of methods of safe evacuation / recovery from heights

Skill     On completion of training the trainees will be able to

a. Understand the safety requirements of working at height

b. Correctly wear safety equipment.

along with the above theory based course we can include 

Practical Training on the Following – If on site and available



a. Check and Inspect the Safety Harness

b. Awareness of responsibilities with regard to inspection

c. Correctly wear safety equipment

d. Record of safety checks on safety equipment

e. Circumstances and methods adopted.


a. Check and inspect ladders

b. Precautions when using and selecting ladders

c. Basic ladder construction

d. Overlap on extendable ladders

e. Records, Inspection and Maintenance of ladders

f. Ladder angles

g. Securing ladders




There is a separate Course Syllabus.