Level 2: International Award in Work at Height

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand requirements for the use of work at height equipment
    • Check the requirements for the use of aerial work equipment. Clarify the employer’s responsibilities
    • Identify employee responsibilities
    • Define terms that can identify competent peopleKnow how to select and use aerial work equipment safely
    • Define the terms that identify a competent person
  • Know how to correctly select and use work at height equipment safely
    • Identify categories of personal fall protective equipment (PFPE) safety harnesses
    • Identify key differences between Mobile Elevated Work Platform category 3a (Mobile vertical) and 3b (Mobile boom) that may affect the risk
    • Identify key risk factors when selecting WAH equipment
    • Describe key elements in the safe use of ladders & steps
    • Give timescales for formal inspection on types of WAH equipment
  • Understand correct techniques to be used when using Work at Height (WAH) Equipment
    • Describe major risks from using working at height equipment
    • Describe the requirements of a rescue plan
    • Identify steps in the management hierarchy for work at height
  • Be able to use work at height equipment safely and effectively
    • Conduct a hazard spotting exercise for a work at height activity
    • Select, inspect, and fit harnesses for safe use
    • Demonstrate correct use of PPE during practical tasks
    • Demonstrate safe working procedures for rooftop access
    • Demonstrate the safe and correct use of:
      • Leaning ladders
      • Step ladder
      • Podium steps
      • Mobile towers
      • Fixed scaffold
      • Mobile elevated work platform (MEWP)


Qualification is assessed:

Practical and knowledge assessment

  • Learning outcomes 1-3 are assessed via knowledge assessment.
  • Learning outcomes 4 is assessed via practical assessment
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