Safe Working at Height

Safe Working at Height

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Safe Working at Height – ER

The Safe Working at Height (SWAH) course provides insight into the dangers that workers face when working at height and the current legislation in this area. Often, workers are faced with working at height during their jobs. Employment regulations clearly state that this must be done safely.

During this course, students will learn how to properly use a variety of fall arrest resources, such as harnesses, lines, lanyards and industrial fall arresters. The course covers, in detail, how these resources should be used in lifts, ladder trucks, and with a roof set, as used by fire services.

Course length

1 day

Course content includes

  • Legislation and standards
  • Worker safety and survival
  • General hazards
  • Medical considerations
  • Risk assessment when working at height
  • Personal and team equipment
  • Basic rescue procedures
  • Introduction to ropes, knots and technical gear
  • Anchor systems
  • Placing rope protection
  • Use of work restraint and work positioning equipment
  • Use of different types of fall arrest equipment
  • Emergency descending
  • Use of lanyards and shock absorbers


  • Minimum age: 18

Qualification valid for

3 years

Taught by

  • Safe Working at Height Tutor
  • Co-Worker Rescue at Height Instructor
  • Rope Access for Emergency Responders Instructor
  • Rope Rescue Operator Instructor
  • Rope Rescue Technician Instructor
  • Rope Rescue Technician Advanced Instructor