HS0 Basic Working at Height Training

Theoretical Course specially designed for working at height, taught by professional trainers.

Who is the course for?

HS0 is addressed to workers, supervisors, rescuers, OSH managers or industry managers who are not initiated in working at height and who will work on buildings, stairs, scaffolding, machinery, telecommunication towers, stationary vehicles, concrete or metal structures, oil rigs.

Course contents:

The course covers the following:

  • Why do we need fall protection?
  • When is fall protection needed?
  • How do workers fall?
  • The importance of the fall protection program
  • The role of each in the fall protection program
  • Falls in the real world
  • Elements of the fall protection program
  • Designation of competent persons and qualified persons.
  • Defining the danger of falling
  • How are fall hazards assessed?
  • Determining the probability of falling
  • Determining the severity of the fall
  • Determining the fall distance
  • Falling hazard control
  • Access on rigid support
  • Portable stairs
  • Preventing falls from portable stairs
  • Scaffolding placed on the ground (fixed)
  • How do falls from scaffolding happen?
  • Prevention of falls on scaffolding
  • Nacele
  • How do falls occur on the platforms?
  • Adequate protection against falling from the platforms
  • Safe practices while working on the platforms
  • Access on suspended support
  • Adjustable suspended scaffolding
  • How do falls from suspended scaffolding occur?
  • Using adjustable suspended scaffolding
  • When is fall protection equipment required for suspended scaffolding?
  • What should you know about descent control devices?
  • How do falls happen?
  • What is a fall protection system?
  • Types of fall protection systems
  • Other methods of fall protection
  • Identifying and assessing fall hazards
  • Personal fall arrest equipment
  • A - Anchor point
  • B - Complex belt (Hamul)
  • C - Connection equipment between harness and anchor point-Ropes and Retractable
  • Beware of balanced falls
  • Fall factor
  • Calculating the fall distance
  • Drop stop
  • Life line systems
  • Safe practices for personal fall arrest systems
  • Lumbar belts
  • Restriction systems
  • Positioning systems
  • Railing systems
  • Safety nets
  • Warning systems
  • Why fall protection training?
  • Training workers is the responsibility of employers
  • How is the training done?
  • Mixed training
  • Trainer criteria
  • When do you need to train
  • Written training documents
  • Harness inspection
  • Inspection of textile parts for equipment (ropes, ropes, shock absorbers, straps)
  • Visual examination of straps and ropes (defects)
  • Need to save promptly?
  • Develop an emergency response plan

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    Trainee requirements

    • Age: minimum 18 years
    • Good health

    Theoretical course / course location

    • At Safety Academy headquarters
    • Duration: 8 hours

    Instructions for the theoretical part test

    The theoretical part of the course ends with a test. Make sure you read and master the material in each module to give the correct answer to the questions. Choose the correct answer. Each question has only one correct answer. To take the test you must answer all the questions. The scale for passing the test is at least 80% correct answers. If you have not reached the scale, come back and answer again.

    Minimum number of personnel:

    • Safety Academy HQ: 4 persons

    Maximum number of personnel:

    • Safety Academy HQ: 8 persons