Safe working at height

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.

Course duration

  • 1 day


  • Minimum age: 18

Course includes

  • Rescue 3 manual
  • 3yr International certificate
  • ID card
  • Rescue 3 whistle
  • Rescue 3 Wind Turbine Operator embroidered badge for coveralls/uniform

Course content

  • 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

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