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The Management of Working at Height

Course Code: MWH

Course Duration: 1 Day

Who Should Attend?

This programme is designed for Managers and Supervisors who have a responsibility for working at heights within their organisation.


To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the new ‘Work at Height Regulations 2005’, dangers associated with this type of work and how to implement the regulations and safe practices into their workplace.


  • Legislation.
  • Organisation and planning, competence and risk assessment.
  • Selection of work equipment; guard rails/toe-boards, working platforms, ladders, positioning systems, fall arrest and restraint systems.
  • Fragile surfaces.
  • Falling objects.
  • Inspections including records and reporting.


By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Summarise the work at height regulations and associated legislation and be fully aware of their legal responsibilities.
  • Plan and organise the work using competent people and undertake a risk assessment.
  • Select the correct work equipment and restraint systems to help prevent falls from height.
  • Carry out inspections of equipment to ensure they are safe and fit for purpose.
  • Keep accurate records and report dangerous occurrences inline with the legislation (RIDDOR).

Training Methods

A high proportion of discussion and group participation, supplemented with video and classroom based tutorials as well as practical exercises.

  • Understand the requirements of the relevant legislation, British Standards Code of Practice BS5973 and HSE recommendations for inspecting scaffold systems.
  • Identify the safe working loads for working platforms.
  • Differentiate between various scaffold systems and for what purpose they should be used.
  • Adopt a safe working practice for the use of ladders.
  • Correctly select and use fall arrest equipment during scaffold erection.
  • Carry out statutory inspections of all types of scaffolds.

Contact Us

FTT (GB) Limited
Glen Farm,
EX14 2GY
Tel: 08454 303 388
Calls cost up to 4p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
Tel: 01404 41294
Fax: 08715 603 388
Email: enquiries@FTTonline.com


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