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IIRSM Accredited Programs

IIRSM Approved Work At Heights

Course Description

This course is designed to develop the participant’s:

  • Awareness of the risks associated with working at height
  • Knowledge of Work at height safe work practices
  • Understanding of the control measures required for work at height

Training shall consist of a combination of formal instruction (e.g., lecture, discussion, interactive, video, written material). Each candidate will undergo a theory assessment (multiple-choice questions) at the end of the course.

Course Objective

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Know about the risks associated with working at height
  • Know of work at height safe work practices
  • Understand the control measures required for work at height
  • Understand how to carry out a work at height pre-assessment and control
  • Understand rescue arrangements for work at height
  • Know of the Fall protection system
  • Understand the importance and requirements of training of staff and others
  • Take into consideration environmental conditions
  • Identify work at height associated/Specific Hazards and/or risks
  • Understand the importance of maintenance and inspection of fall protection equipment
  • Understand the responsibilities of the supervisor and employees
  • Know the different types of personal fall protection systems
  • Know the common equipment for fall arrest system
  • Know of the safe use and requirements of work at height equipment including scaffolding, ladders, and mobile elevated working platforms.
  • Know the components and requirements of personal fall arrest system
  • Understand the requirements for safe working on roof

Target Audience

All employees who perform any sort of work at heights

Course Outline

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Introductions
  • Course objectives
  • Safety moment
  • Work at height definition and standards
  • Work at height pre-assessment and control
  • Work at height requirements
  • Responsibilities
  • Steps for safe working at height
  • Different considerations for safe working at height
  • Types of personal fall protection
  • Fall restraint system
  • Fall arrest system
  • Common equipment for fall arrest systems
  • Personal fall arrest system (components and requirements)
  • Lanyard
  • Anchorage point
  • Full body harness
  • Care for fall arrest systems
  • Scaffolding
  • Mobile scaffold
  • Ladders
  • Mobile elevated work platform
  • Working on roofs
  • Emergency rescue
  • Other considerations
  • Documentation and relevant permit to work requirements


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IIRSM05 Kuwait 21-1-2020 21-1-2020
IIRSM05 Kuwait 17-2-2020 17-2-2020
IIRSM05 Kuwait 9-3-2020 9-3-2020
IIRSM05 Kuwait 27-4-2020 27-4-2020
IIRSM05 Kuwait 18-5-2020 18-5-2020
IIRSM05 Kuwait 30-6-2020 30-6-2020
IIRSM05 Kuwait 20-7-2020 20-7-2020
IIRSM05 Kuwait 17-8-2020 17-8-2020
IIRSM05 Kuwait 14-9-2020 14-9-2020
IIRSM05 Kuwait 19-10-2020 19-10-2020
IIRSM05 Kuwait 2-11-2020 2-11-2020
IIRSM05 Kuwait 7-12-2020 7-12-2020