Safe Work at Heights


Falls from heights or elevated platforms are the leading causes of accidents and worker fatalities in the general industry. Each year, a large number of workers are either killed or suffer major injuries as a result of falls at work places. Accidents involving falls are generally complex events frequently involving a variety of factors.

Fall protection is required whenever work is performed in an area 2 meters and above. Fall arresting systems, which include lifelines, body harnesses, and other associated equipment, are used when fall hazards cannot be controlled by passive or active means. These systems are designed to stop a free fall while limiting the forces imposed on the wearer. Training to raise the awareness levels workers on the potential risks when working at heights is a primary need.

Course Objective

Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand WAH risks and apply the hierarchy of controls to mitigate those risks.
  • Acquaint themselves with the legal Working at Heights requirements.
  • Familiarize themselves with the four components (anchorages, body support, connectors and rescue) of a fall arrest system with focus on harness selection, inspection, maintenance and use.
  • Understand the requirement for rescue and the need to have a rescue plan


Course Content

  • Legislation: OSHA 1994 and FMA 1967 (2006) and DOSH Guidelines on Prevention of Falls at workplace.
  • Introduction: Motivating factors in WAH.
  • JSA which includes:
  • Fall Arrest Basics (Primary and Secondary system; Force; Free Fall; Energy Absorption; Swing Falls; Obstructions; Calculated Clearance.
  • Fall Arrest System (Body support/harness and belts; Anchorages; Connectors; Rescue plan)
  • Inspection and maintenance of equipment.
  • Practical.
  • Assessment: Quizzes, Handling Equipment and Evaluation.


Course Details

Target Audience Senior Management, Departmental Managers, Engineers, Executives, HSE Officers, and Members of the Occupational Safety & Health Committee
Course Duration 1 Day
Course Delivery English & Bahasa Malaysia.
Lecture, Case Study, Video Presentation and Group Assignments


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