Course Objectives

To provide participants with the knowledge and practical skills to interpret the requirements of legislation and standards relevant to the prevention of falls in the workplace.


Target Audience

This training is suitable for workers / staff, works supervisors, engineers, managers, consultants, inspectors and anyone who are required to work at height.

Course Content

  • Introduction

  • Legislation including the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, OSHA 1994

FMA 1967 (BOWEC 1986)

  • Organization, Planning and Risk Assessment

  • Selection and Inspection of Work Equipment

  • Fall Prevention

  • To identify hazards associated with working at height

  • Requirements for Work Platforms

  • Openings / Edge Protection

  • Roof Work / Fragile surfaces

  • Working in lift shafts

  • Fall Protection

  • Collective Measures, Individual Measures

  • Use of Scaffolding, Requirements for use of ladders

  • Ladder Safety

  • Care & Storage of the Ladders

  • Sharing of ‘Best Practice’

  • Fall Protection Plan

  • Practical site training on use fall arrest equipment


Participants are required to complete a short written examination on completion of the course.

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