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Working At Height Manager & Supervisors Training

Working at Height – Managers and Supervisors


The aim of this course is to provide those attending with a comprehensive understanding of site supervisor’s responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and its supporting regulations. In addition the course is developed to ensure delegates get a detailed knowledge of the application of the hierarchy of control and will demonstrate a selection of working at height techniques.  Delegates will also gain valuable knowledge in equipment standards, markings, pre-user inspection, documentation, traceability and how to dispose of equipment correctly. 


Duration: 1.0 day




Ideally the delegate has several years experience within industry and working at height and will already hold a current Working at Height General Training certificate.


Who should attend?


Managers and Supervisors in construction, factories, network rail, scaffold erectors, telecommunications, manufacturing, warehouse, Oil and Gas operators, l and factory workers or any clients who need a greater understanding of working at height and it’s requirements.


Course Objectives


The objectives of the Managers and Supervisors Course are that delegates will be able to:

  • Prepare, plan and organise working at height activities through comprehensive theoretical and practical training. Delegates will complete a working at height assessment, permit and risk assessment following the consideration of the hierarchy of control.
  • They will gain a greater understanding of hazards and risk, PFPE specifications, legislation, including rescue and emergency procedures.


Course Content

  • Legislation
  • Hierarchy of control
  • Accident statistics
  • Permit to Work System
  • Risk Assessment
  • Safe System of Work
  • To understand the hazards, risks and control measures available for work at height 
  • To understand the requirements for selection, inspection and examination of all WAH equipment
  • Safe selection and use of ladders
  • Safe selection and use of MEWP’s
  • Work Restraint
  • Work Positioning
  • Fall Arrest
  • Rescue Plan and Emergency procedures
  • Suspension Intolerance
  • Practical exercises
  • Written assessment



3 years