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Working at Heights

One Day Training Course 



Part 4 and Schedule 5 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (SI No. 299 of 2007) relating to “Work at Height” sets out a range of requirements as regards various matters including the following:

  • Organisation
  • Planning and risk assessment of work at height
  • Checking of places of work at height
  • Avoidance of risks from work at height
  • Protection of places of work at height
  • Selection of work equipment for work at height
  • Condition and stability of structure
  • Additional requirements for scaffolding
  • Collective safeguards for arresting falls
  • Personal fall protection systems
  • Ladders
  • Inspection of work equipment


This one-day course is designed for personnel who are required to plan, evaluate and carry out work at height as well as supervisors of such work 

 Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this training course, delegates should be able to:


  • Understand the legislative requirements pertaining to working at height including the SHWWA 2005 and the SHWW (General Application) Regulations 2007 Part 4
  • Carry out a risk assessment and planned system of work for working at height
  • Develop and implement a safe system of work while working at height
  • Understand the general safety principles for working at height
  • Understand the different types of fall protection systems and equipment available
  • Know the maintenance and inspection requirements of personnel fall protection equipment 

Who Should Attend


  • Company personnel who are responsible for the planning, evaluating and work at height
  • Environmental, Health and Safety personnel 

Course Programme


  • Introduction to Work at Height
  • Legislation applicable to Work at Height including the General Application Regulations 2007 Part 4
  • Risk Assessment for Work at Height
  • Safe System of Work
  • Selection and Use of Personal Fall Protection Systems and Equipment
  • Restraint Systems
  • Inspecting Fall Arrest Equipment 

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Course Times

9.00am - 5.00pm

In-House Courses

For In-House courses, the tutor will contact you in advance to discuss the course programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically for your organisation.

Course Manual

Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

This course is available exclusively on an In-House basis.

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