ECITB Working at Height (WaH)

Course Aims 

This course is aimed to provide delegates with the knowledge and understanding of safety measures and fall prevention techniques when working at height. This course is designed for delegates who actively work at height and who use harnesses and other associated equipment to carry out their duties. 

Course Outcomes 

Upon completion, delegates will receive an ECITB Accredited Certificate which is valid 3 years 

Duration: 1 day  


There are no prerequisites for this course, however, delegates must be physically fit enough to attend and carry out the practical element of the course. 

Course Content and Key Activities 

  • Complying with W.A.H.R, HASWA, M.H.S.W.A, PUWER, LOLER regulations 

  • Hierarchy of WAH equipment selection 

  • Equipment inspection, maintenance and documentation 

  • Selecting the appropriate equipment

  • Safe use of ladders

  • Safe use of scaffolding platforms and MEWPS

  • Recognising the hazards when working at height

  • Fall prevention

  • Fall restraint - fall control/arrest systems 

  • Fall arrest trauma 

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