Working at height

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Working at height is a high risk activity; fatalities occur if the tasks are not properly controlled. This Working at Height e-learning course will educate the trainee on how to work safely and follow safe systems of work while working at heights. Falls from height are one of the most common causes of injury at work. They can result in serious injuries and fatalities to people at work and others passing by, including those carrying out construction and maintenance as well as members of the public. Therefore, it’s important that anyone carrying out work at height activities understands how to work safely and responsibly and in accordance with the law.

Course Overview

  • Module 1: Introduction to Working at Heights.
  • Module 2: Risks of Working at Heights.
  • Module 3: Applying Control Measures.
  • Module 4: Administrative Controls.
  • Module 5: Fall Protection and Fall Prevention Systems.
  • Module 6: Ladders Safety
  • Module 7: Personal Fall Arrest System Components.
  • Module 8: Scaffolds, Temporary Works and Working Platforms.
  • Module 9: Mobile Elevated Work Platforms.
  • Module 10: Safe Work Procedures.
  • Module 11: Procedural Controls.
  • Module 12: Prohibited and Unsafe Behaviors

Learning Outcomes

  • Definition of Working at Heights
  • Roles and responsibilities of the employer, supervisor and worker, with respect to working safely at heights.
  • Hazards and Risks of working at heights
  • Hierarchy of controls (such as elimination, isolation, engineering, substitution, administrative or PPE), related to working at heights.
  • Fall prevention systems and Personal Fall Arrest System Component.
  • Scaffolds, Temporary Works and Working Platforms
  • Use of Ladders and other Elevated Work Platforms
  • Safe work procedures and procedural controls.
  • Emergency rescue procedure.
  • Prohibited and Unsafe Behaviors