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Working at Height - Competent Worker

Next Available Course: 30th May 2024

Duration: 1 Day

Validation: 3 Years

Awarding Body: National Occupational Standards

Price per delegate: £201 +VAT

Price per course (max 6): £1005 +VAT


The Working at Height - Competent Worker course is valid for 3 years and is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to work safely at height. Delegates will understand how to use and select appropriate working at height equipment and perform periodic inspections of PPE in order to meet the requirements of a competent worker. Our Competent Worker course teaches specialist knowledge of safe working practices, rescue plans and techniques.

Course Benefits

  • Delegates will meet the required competencies for working at height 

  • Our instructors are specialists in working at height

  • Increased confidence - your delegates will be trained in best practice processes for working at height

  • Delegates will be able to implement Safe Systems of Work in their environments

  • Mobile training units - we are able to deliver training at your site

  • Purpose built training facilities

  • ISO accredited business

Learning Outcomes

  • ​​Best practice for understanding safe working at height methods and implementing safe systems of work

  • Identify unsafe working at height methods

  • Better insight into legislation and responsibilities that affect your organisation

  • Delegates learn how rescue plans and techniques can affect employees working at height

  • Equipment familiarisation - rescue kits and equipment such as Arrester Systems, Safety Harness and Attachment Points

  • Working at height principles - a greater understanding of working at height rescue techniques, plans and rescue kits

  • Individuals will be better prepared for potential incidents and emergencies encountered whilst working at height


  • Introduction and course overview

  • Legislation overview 

  • Risk-based approach

  • Work practices and methods

  • Equipment functions and selection

  • Tracking and controlling equipment/inspection logs

  • Rescue planning/procedures

  • Exclamation

  • understanding falls and behaviours 

  • Work at height accident statistics

  • Measures (avoid, prevent, mitigate)

  • Equipment fundamentals and fall factors: EN Standards, how does it work, installations requirements

  • Limitations/pre-use checks

  • Donning/correct fitting of harness and sub-components (PPE)

  • Prolonged harness suspension/suspension syncope - symptoms

Send Booking Enquiry

If you wish to send a booking enquiry or learn more about the Working at Height - Competent Worker Course, please contact us today on 01482 398521 or

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