Height Safety Introduction

  • The aim of this course is to provide those attending witha comprehensive understanding of the requirements of working atheightincluding the use of Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE)using dedicated anchor points,it teacheshow to assessthetasks and identify the necessary controls to allow the task to be undertaken safety.

    Course ID:  HSI
    Ratio: 10 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 0.5 day


  • Man climbing a tower


    Medically fit.

    Who Should Attend

    This course is for those working in low risk environments where access is uncomplicated and anchors are easily identifiable.

    Course Objectives & Content

    • The dangers of working at height
    • Key Legislation and Standards
    • Hazards and Risk encountered when working at height
    • Syncope - what causes it and how to recognise and deal with the effects
    • How to deal with emergency situations - includes requirement for rescue and emergency procedures.
    • Work categories – an introduction to restraint/position/ fall arrest techniques.
    • Equipment characteristics and limitations.
    • Fitting and use of fall arrest harness, climbing helmet and lanyards (fixed length and inertia type).
    • Anchor point identification, selection and pre use inspection requirements.
    • Personal Protective Equipment pre user inspection, care, traceability and disposal requirements.


    The successful delegate will receive a certificate valid for 3 years, after which a refresher training will be necessary. 3M will notify you when your certificate is due for renewal.


    • Health and safety at work act 1974
    • Working at height regulations 2005
    • BS 8437 COP for the selection, use and maintenance of personal fall protection systems and equipment for use in the work place
    • BS 8454 COP for delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue


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