Rescue 3 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.

Plas Y Brenin

1 Day

Instructor Ratio8:1


Plas Y Brenin


1 Day

Instructor Ratio


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Often, workers are faced with working at height during their jobs. Employment regulations clearly state that this must be done safely. The training is a good foundation for those who wish to move on to specialist rope work and climbing qualifications.

This course includes certification for Rescue 3 Safe Working at Height.

The Objectives 

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. The course covers, in detail, how these resources should be used in lifts, ladder trucks, and with a roof set, as used by fire services. 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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What to Expect

Throughout this one day course we will cover the following: 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 techical 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

Experience Required

Minimum age is 18 years

How Should I Prepare?

No specific preparation required.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.