Height Safety Managers and Supervisors

  • This course will give an understanding of a site supervisor’s responsibilities under the relevant legislation. This course is available face to face or virtually. Delegates will be made aware of their individual responsibilities as a site supervisor when managing, supervising or planning work at height activities, the importance of being aware of on-site hazards and how to manage them effectively. The course encourages the delegate to think logically, assess and plan work at height to ensure safety and compliance.. To ensure the delegate attains maximum benefit from their attendance, the course can be tailored to ensure that all information and instruction is relevant and, where possible, addresses any specific height safety issues being faced.

    Course ID:  HS5
    Ratio: 10 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 1 day


  • Two people wearing fall protection equipment


    Delegate should preferably have experience of working at height.

    Who Should Attend

    Site managers and supervisors, as well as any person who holds responsibilities for staff and/or activities being undertaken at height should attend this course. Additionally, people who manage teams from an office based location would also benefit from attending this course.

    Course Objectives & Content

    • Understand the legislative requirements placed upon them
    • Understand the risks posed to the employee and employer, when undertaking work at height
    • Understanding the environment including work activities – warehouses/construction/rope access/etc.
    • Deal effectively with foreseeable health and safety hazards and risks that present themselves in work of this nature
    • Risk Assessment, Method Statements and Permits to Work/general safety of employees and visitors
    • Understand the content requirement, the creation of a procedure and associated model to allow supervisors to manage their teams effectively
    • Understand the hierarchy of controls during activities at height such as collective protection/fall prevention/fall arrest/personal protection
    • Requirements when dealing with complex PPE – staff training etc.
    • Use of on-site fall arrest and work positioning systems and equipment – harnesses/lanyards/helmets etc.
    • Use of Access Equipment (e.g. fixed and portable ladders, cherry pickers and scaffolding etc.)
    • Use of tethering and prevention of dropping incidents
    • Equipment inspection and record keeping requirements - selection, use and maintenance of PPE
    • Emergency Arrangements – rescue and emergency procedures, problems of suspension
    • Signage and guarding 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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