Work at Height Safety Awareness Unit 1

Work at Height Safety Awareness Unit 1


This is a classroom based course that introduces delegates to the details of working at height safely. Certificates are awarded after successful completion of the course and will be valid for a three year period, after which recertification must take place.

Duration: 1/2 day

People: 15 (max)


Hierarchy of Risk:

  • Avoid
  • Prevent
  • Mitigate



  • Legislation
  • Inspection and Defects
  • Safe Use in the Workplace
  • Storage


Personal Fall Protection Systems:

  • Work Restraint
  • Work Positioning
  • Fall Arrest


Fall Arrest:

  • Clearance Distances
  • Fall Factors
  • Techniques and Protection


Personal Fall Protection Equipment:

  • Harnesses
  • Connectors
  • Energy Absorbers and Lanyards
  • Static/Mobile Fall Arrest Devices


Equipment Inspection:

  • Inspection Regimes
  • Equipment Management
  • Pre-Use Checks
  • Defects & Damage


Organisation and Planning:

  • The Risk Assessment Process
  • Typical WAH Risks
  • Dropped Objects


Rescue and Emergency Planning:

  • Pre-Job Planning
  • Suspension Trauma


This course is run daily at AquaTerra House, please suggest an ideal date in the below form. Please note that this course may also be run on client’s own premises/site which can be specified in the enquiry form.


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