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Working at Height - Competent Worker


Course Information

Date of Next Course: Thursday 16th September

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Venue: Fire Service Headquarters, Hessle - Nr Hull

Duration: One Day

Validation: Three Years

Awarding Body: Trained to National Occupational Standards

With over *40 fatal injuries resulting from work at height during 2018-2019, is it time we take risks associated with working at height extremely seriously*.

This comprehensive work at height course is designed to provide delegates 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 the appropriate equipment and perform periodic inspections of PPE.

1 Day Working at Height Competent Worker Course | helping delegates to work safely at height

Become a competent worker at height, gain specialist knowledge of safe working practices, rescue plans and techniques, familiarise yourself with equipment such as arrester systems, safety harnesses & attachment points.

The Competent Worker course syllabus includes:

 Introduction and course overview  Understanding falls and behaviours 
 Legislation overview  Work at height accident statistics
 Risk-based approach - Hierarch of  Measures (Avoid, Prevent, Mitigate)
 Work practices and methods

 Equipment fundamentals & fall factors

  • EN Standards
  • How does it work?
  • Do's and don'ts
  • Installation requirements
 Equipment functions and 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

Working at Height - Improve knowledge and practical skills, understand rescue plans and techniques and understand the risk.

Whether you have some new employees recently joined your organisation, some experienced at height workers require a greater insight into safe working systems or have appointed a new contractor who will be working at height on your behalf, their skills set should include a full understanding and appreciation of the risks and hazards associated with working at height and how to deploy best working practices safety. 

*P2, HSE, Workplace fatal injuries in Great Britain 2018, http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/pdf/fatalinjuries.pdf

Course Benefits

Course benefits include:

  • Expertise - we utilise the expertise, resources and skills of Humberside Fire & Rescue Service (HFRS)
  • Qualified and experienced trainers - HFR Solutions CIC instructors are specialists in working at height
  • Real-incident experiences - our instructors have handled rescue, at height, fire, medical and incident response scenarios in real-life 
  • Peace of mind for you– we have successfully delivered numerous working at height courses to the construction, infrastructure, manufacturing and renewables sectors
  • Increased confidence - your delegates will be trained in best practice processes for working at height
  • Increased capabilities – qualified employees and contractors
  • Safe systems of work - we help to implement HFRS processes for your business, staff and business partners
  • ISO accredited business - ISO9001, ISO14001 & ISO 18001
  • Mobile training units - our working at height training can be delivered at your site (In-situ)
  • Purpose-built working at infrastructure - both internal and external unrivalled working at height training infrastructure in the region

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for delegates attending our Working at Height - Competent Worker training course will include:

  • Best practice - a better understanding of safe working at height methods and implementing safe systems of work 
  • Working safely - able to identify unsafe working at height methods
  • Meeting compliance - better insight into legislation and responsibilities that affect your organisation
  • Employee safety - Improved the safety of your employees who work at height
  • Specialist knowledge - how rescue plans and techniques can affect employees working at height
  • Improved knowledge and increased competence – greater insight and ability to implement best practice
  • Equipment familiarisation - with rescue kits and equipment such as Fall Arrester Systems, Safety Harnesses and Attachment Points
  • A better understanding of working at height equipment (Fall Arrester Systems, Safety Harnesses & Attachment Points) and how to inspect and spot defective equipment
  • Work at height principles - a greater understanding of working at height rescue techniques, plans and rescue kits
  • Legalisation- improved insight into working at height legalisation and how it may affect your organisation
  • Better prepared - for potential incidents and emergencies encountered whilst working at height

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


"The confidence in our guys has undoubtedly grown. We have found the training to be very professional, in particular, the Working at Heights training. HFR Solutions CIC adjusts the knowledge delivery according to the needs of the delegates but without missing a thing". 

Adrian Farrow, Health & Safety Officer, Ecotricity

Working at Height - Competent Worker

Course Code: WAH04

Location - HFR Solutions Training Centre, Hessle

Duration - 1 Day

Closed Course Information

Price per course - £965.00 + VAT

Max 6 delegates

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