Standards for Technical Roles

Working at Height Essentials (Theory)

Standard Code: 9045

Aim and objectives:

The aim of the Working at Height Essentials (Theory) Standard is to introduce delegates to working at height, the associated regulations and guidelines. It also incorporates hazards and a range of equipment and PPE.

The objectives of the Working at Height Awareness Training Standard are that delegates will be able to understand:

  • Applicable regional legislation and guidelines
  • Hazards associated with working at height
  • Safe systems of work for working at height
  • Different platforms for working at height
  • Different ladders types, safe use and associated hazards
  • Fall prevention measures
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Appropriate structural anchor points, attachment points and work positioning points
  • PPE and associated equipment including pre use inspection
  • Dropped objects
  • Emergency procedures and rescue equipment

Target audience

This training programme is designed for personnel across the energy sector who require a theoretical understanding and awareness of Working at Height, associated hazards and guidance.

Delegate pre-requisites:



3 years

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