Working at Heights Training

Working at Heights (Unit Standard 229998)

Please ensure that all safety Harnesses’ are available on the day to complete the practical component of the course


Course Content

Module 1

  • Definitions

Module 2

  • Risk Assessment

Module 3

  • Fall Protection

Module 4

  • Selection of Industrial Safety Belts and their Anchorage systems

Module 5

  • Safe use of equipment
  • Manufacturer’s Instructions
  • Training
  • Inspection, Examination and Supervision
  • Safety Notes

Module 6

  • Classification of Safety Belts

Module 7

  • Anchorage of Safety Belt
  • Vertical Independent Lifeline
  • Horizontal Lifeline (Guide rope)
  • Fall Arrestor

Height Rescue

Course Details


Explain the use of a range of fall arrest equipment and knowledge of applicable regulations

  • Explain the difference between a full body harness and a work positioning system with examples when each will be used
  • Identify and explain with examples, the full range of the fall arrest equipment and their uses
  • Explain the limitations and use of fall arrest equipment and fall arrest according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Explain the risks of using non-energy absorbing lanyard based on safety practices
  • Explain the use of a fall arrest system on a rigid and flexible anchorage line considering the limitations
  • Identify and explain a range of rescue equipment and their use


Explain and use basic rope knots

  • Tie knots required for fall arrest and demonstrate practical use thereof with examples
  • Identify the range of fall arrest rescue equipment and explain their use with examples
  • Demonstrate the tying of a klemhoist knot and explain its uses


Install and use fall arrest systems

  • Demonstrate the installations of horizontal and vertical lifelines, the number of people and the suitability of anchor points
  • Explain safe use of anchors in terms of cross-loading connectors, selecting anchors and safe angles of attachment for slings
  • Set up the fall arrest system to meet minimum free space clearance requirements or retractable lifelines
  • Perform the switchover to a lifeline from a double lanyard following safe practices and describe the difference between the procedures
  • Explain the requirements of a permanent fall arrest system based on manufacturer’s instructions


Inspect and assemble fall arrest equipment and systems

  • Inspect, assemble and fit own and team members personal fall arrest equipment and PPE
  • Describe the requirements for equipment and storage


Interpret and Implement a fall protection plan

  • The purpose and components of all protection
  • Duties of a person supervising a team
  • Possible Hazards
  • Changes in weather conditions and physical conditions Reason for updating and adapting a fall


Perform basic fall arrest rescues

  • Secure anchor pipe correctly
  • Descending of rope using a double locking device
  • Perform an assisted rope rescue of a casualty
  • Perform an unassisted rope rescue of an unconscious casualty
  • Consequences for maintain communication
  • The causes and risks of suspension trauma
  • Applying First Aid and calling ambulance for medical