Working at Height

Working at Heights


Working at Heights Safety program provides participants with the theoretical knowledge required to work at heights in a safe and secure manner. This course provides trainees with the practical skills, knowledge and critical aspects required to enable them to work at heights in a safe and secure manner. In addition to the essential theoretical knowledge, participants are taken through a comprehensive practical session providing them with valuable hands-on experience.

When work is performed on elevated surfaces, or during construction activities, protection against falls must be considered. Employers are required to provide a training program for each employee who might be exposed to fall hazards. The program provides each employee the ability to recognize the hazards of falling and then provide solutions to minimize these hazards. This interactive session provides participants with an understanding and detailed hands-on practice for all types of fall protection including conventional fall protection such as guardrails, nets, hole covers and personal fall arrest. In addition un-conventional fall protection such as Controlled Access zones, Warning Lines, Safety Monitors, Written Fall Protection Plans, etc… are covered.

Target Audience

Ideal for those who have a responsibility for or are involved in work at height. Offshore rig workers and spiders in construction industry. Designed for anyone who may at times be required to work at heights where fall protection is required.

Course Content


  • Occupational health and safety
  • Fall protection systems
  • Hazard identification and controls
  • Prepare and plan to work at height
  • Use of harnesses and other equipment
  • Inspection and maintenance of equipment
  • Suspension trauma
  • Perform operations at heights

Section 1: Hazard Recognition Exercise
Section 2: Fall Protection standards and definitions.
Section 3: Ladder Usage

Section 4: Conventional Fall Protection:

    • Hole Covers
    • Guard Rails
    • Safety Nets
    • Personal Fall Protection Equipment
    • Anchor
    • Body Harness
    • Connecting Devices
    • Descent and Rescue Devices

Section 5: Unconventional Fall Protection:

    • Fall Protection Plan
    • Controlled Access Zones
    • Control Lines
    • Warning Line Systems
    • Safety Monitoring System


Theory Module – 04 hours

  • Legal Aspects, regulations and Responsibilities
  • Key terminologies
  • Norms and Procedures;
  • Work at Height VS Rescue at Heights
  • Importance of prompt rescue
  • Rescue preparation
  • Developing an Emergency response plan
  • Determining rescue method and rescue position
  • Free the victim from the anchorage point
  • Hazard Identification during rescue at height situation
  • Responding to falls
  • Self rescue
  • Common Accidents and Injuries Produced by Protection Equipment;
  • Inert Suspension Trauma;
  • Reflow syndrome
  • Ascension to and rescue of the victim
  • Evaluate the state of consciousness of the victim
  • First aid and use of proper stretcher for given rescue scenarios
  • Use of spinal board
  • Rescue Equipment demonstration

Practical Module – 4 hours

  • Familiarization with rescue equipment
  • Knots and Anchors
  • Effort Reduction System
  • Rescue using Lanyards
  • Planning for Rescue at Height
  • Using the Envelope Stretcher / Basket / Rescue Triangle / KED
  • Rescue Practice using fixed and temporary platforms
  • Application of First aid

CourseFee INRDurationCourse TimingDate CommenceRemarks
Work at Height7,0001 day 10:00-18:00EnquirePractical Exercises
Rescue at Height8,0001 day10:00-18:00EnquirePractical Exercises