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Working at Heights
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Working at heights training course helps you to comply with the UAE Work at Height Regulations. The laws require employers and companies to provide adequate working at heights training for employees and equip them with the necessary information needed to be able to successfully deal with working at height risks and control measures. 

Regulatory Compliance
الامتثال للأنظمة واللوائح- الصحة و السلامة

Working at heights course helps you to comply with the Work at Height Regulation by providing employers and employees with the necessary information needed to be able to successfully deal with working at height risks and control measures.

A fall protection system is a must. Every employer in the UAE that is involved in construction activities/ industrial activities/ painting activities/ tower cleaning activities/ media and advertising activities must provide adequate work at heights training to his/ her employees.

This includes an understanding of how to undertake a working at height risk assessment to effectively control and manage risks, how to use access equipment safely, and how to ensure that employees can reduce their risk of falls from height.


Introduction and Legislation

Work at Height Risk Assessments

Avoiding, Preventing, and Minimising Risks​

Work at Height Equipment​

  • The risks, Work at Height Regulations, employer duties, and employee duties.

  • What is a risk assessment? Identifying hazards, deciding who may be harmed, evaluating risks, recording findings, and reviewing and updating.​

  • Avoiding work at height, preventing falls, reducing the consequences of a fall, personal protective equipment, selection of work equipment, fragile surfaces, vehicles, training, and inspection of work equipment, and emergency procedures.​

  • Mobile towers, erecting mobile towers, safe use of mobile towers, low-level access platforms, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), safe use of ladders and stepladders, and securing ladders.​

Fall Protection System & Fall Arrest
نظام الحماية من السقوط

According to OSHA: 

  • Body harness means straps that secure the employee in a manner to distribute the fall arrest forces over at least the thighs, pelvis, waist, chest, and shoulders, with a means for attaching the harness to other components of a personal fall protection system.

  • Anchorage means a secure point of attachment for equipment such as lifelines, lanyards, or deceleration devices.

  • Deceleration distance means the vertical distance a falling employee travels from the point at which the deceleration device begins to operate, excluding lifeline elongation and free fall distance, until stopping. It is measured as the distance between the location of an employee's body harness attachment point at the moment of activation (at the onset of fall arrest forces) of the deceleration device during a fall, and the location of that attachment point after the employee comes to a full stop.

  • Freefall means the act of falling before the personal fall arrest system begins to apply force to arrest the fall.

  • A lifeline means a component of a personal fall protection system consisting of a flexible line for connection to an anchorage at one end so as to hang vertically (vertical lifeline).

  • A personal fall arrest system means a system used to arrest an employee in a fall from a walking-working surface. It consists of a body harness, anchorage, and connector. The means of connection may include a lanyard, deceleration device, lifeline, or a suitable combination of these.

General requirements. The employer must ensure that personal fall protection systems meet the following requirements. Additional requirements for personal fall arrest systems and positioning systems are contained in paragraphs (d) and (e) of this section, respectively.


  • Connectors must be drop forged, pressed or formed steel, or made of equivalent materials.

  • Connectors must have a corrosion-resistant finish, and all surfaces and edges must be smooth to prevent damage to interfacing parts of the system.

  • When vertical lifelines are used, each employee must be attached to a separate lifeline.

  • lanyards and vertical lifelines must have a minimum breaking strength of 5,000 pounds (22.2 kN).

  • Self-retracting lifelines and lanyards that automatically limit free fall distance to 2 feet (0.61 m) or less must have components capable of sustaining a minimum tensile load of 3,000 pounds (13.3 kN) applied to the device with the lifeline or lanyard in the fully extended position.

  • To any object that is incompatibly shaped or dimensioned in relation to the snap-hook or carabiner such that unintentional disengagement could occur when the connected object depresses the snap-hook or carabiner gate, allowing the components to separate.

Why is Fall Protection Important?
لماذا نظام الحماية من السقوط مهم ؟

Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up the workplace to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated workstations, or holes in the floor and walls.

What can be done to reduce falls?
ماذا يمكن فعله للتقليل من مخاطر السقوط؟

Employers must set up the workplace to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated workstations, or holes in the floor and walls. OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry, and eight feet in long shoring operations. In addition, OSHA requires that fall protection be provided when working over dangerous equipment and machinery, regardless of the fall distance.

 Construction & General Industry
البناء والتشييد و الصناعات العامة

Occupational fatalities caused by falls remain a serious public health problem for all industries[ Construction/ General Industry]. The  Department of Labor (DOL) lists falls as one of the leading causes of traumatic occupational death, accounting for eight percent of all occupational fatalities from trauma. Before you can begin a fall protection program, all potential fall hazards must be identified. The following references aid in recognizing and evaluating hazards and possible solutions in the workplace.

Why Choose Al Danah Institute?
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Medium of Instruction
اللغة المستخدمة في التدريب

Working at Heights Training can be delivered in three languages based on the client's need/ requirement. 


  • English 

  • Arabic 

  • Urdu/ Hindi

Enrollment Benefits
نتائج التعلم والفوائد من التسجيل

The skills you learn in the Working at Heights Course will enable you to:

  • Understand the main features and requirements of the Work at Height Regulations.

  • Give examples of common working at height tasks and understand the associated hazards and risks.

  • Identify the factors that contribute to persons and objects falling from height.

  • Describe the control measures that control and reduce the risk of falls from height.

  • Understand the proper use of access and work-at-height equipment and safe methods of access to reduce or eliminate the risk of falls.

An instructor-led, live virtual classroom-based session where you will benefit from ample opportunity for expert coaching, debriefing, team scenarios, and comprehensive skills testing.

الجمهور المستهدف

  • Construction Professionals 

  • Project Engineers

  • Site Engineers 

  • Workers 

  • Painters 

  • Design Companies- Banners, Fine Works,.etc 

  • General Industry Professionals 

  • Cleaning Companies- Building Windows Cleaning Activities 

  • Health and Safety Professionals 


Face-Face Training is available upon request- Companies
In-House Training for your employees. Contact Us to schedule private training for your staff.  


Upon successful completion of training, attendees will receive: 


  • Working at Heights

  • Fall Protection and Rescue

Awarding Body

  • Al Danah Institute for Environmental Health and Safety, UAE.

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