MSA City & Guilds: Working at Height Safety & Rescue (C&GWAH)

Course Aim

This course is aimed at personnel who are required to work at height.

Industry-wide in the UK falls from height continue to be a worrying accident statistic causing around 35 fatalities per year.

Alongside our trusted partner MSA, we are committed to playing our part in the reduction of this figure. We have been given full backing and support in developing a new City & Guilds endorsed Working at Height and Rescue 2-day training course.

The aim of the course is to up the standard of work at height education, giving a trusted and recognised qualification to anyone who needs to work at height. This course has been developed with our partner MSA and is endorsed as a recognised training programme by City & Guilds.

Candidates will receive a City & Guilds certificate on successful completion of this course.

This course can be delivered in our Training Academy in Sheffield in a purpose-built training facility ensuring a safe, real-life training environment, or on your site (subject to survey to confirm suitability).

Learnt how to rescue of a ladder with ikar kit i wasnt shown this by ikar them selfs the question was hard to understand for me
Darren S 21 November 2023
Great communication
Gavin E 21 November 2023
Great trainer very knowledgeable and informative.
Jonathan K 21 November 2023
Great course Andy was very professional and engaging
Mark J 21 November 2023

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City & Guilds Working At Height Safety and Rescue (C&GWAH)

MSA City & Guilds: Working at Height Safety & Rescue (C&GWAH)

Course Content

Day One

  • Relevant Regulations & Legislation
  • Hierarchy of Working at Height
  • Working at Height categories and correct types of Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE)
  • Anchor points – horizontal and vertical personal fall protection systems
  • Anchor points – eyebolts, mobile anchors
  • Harness and lanyard pre-use checks and fitting
  • Identify the need for a rescue plan
  • Roof access, egress, and hazards
  • Fixed ladder techniques with fall arrest/work positioning lanyards
  • Practical use of fall protection equipment

Day Two

  • Practical use of fall protection equipment
  • Rescue planning
  • IKAR controlled descent device for rescue (please let us know if you use a different rescue device)
  • Practical fixed ladder & roof rescue of a casualty

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the law, legislation, and control measures associated with performing a task at height using a fall a restraint/arrest capability
  • Select, don, and perform a WAH task using appropriate items of PPE for a given task
  • Perform a pre-use examination on a given item of PPE
  • Don and adjust for fit a given item of PPE
  • Perform a pre-use examination on given Fall Arrest and work positioning PFPE
  • Ascend and descend a given structure using appropriate given Fall Arrest PFPE
  • Safely adopt a work position mode whilst on a vertical structure
  • Traverse multiple safety systems whilst maintaining safe criteria at all times
  • Perform a pre-use examination on a given rescue device
  • Identify, reach, and maintain a safe location to anchor a given rescue device
  • Rescue an individual or dead weighted mass located on a vertical structure by lowering using a given rescue device
  • Rescue an individual or dead weighted mass located over an edge by lowering using a given rescue device

Course Assessment

  • Written assessment
  • Practical assessment
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  • Two Days
  • Maximum of 8 people
  • Training Academy or on-site
  • Eurosafe Certificate
  • City & Guilds Assured
  • Valid for 3 years
  • On-site training is subject to survey to confirm suitability
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