Safe Working at Heights Short Course


This course will cover Safe Working at Height (SWAH) and how to effectively manage and risk assess SWAH activities.

It'll cover safety management, strategies and policies, their purpose structure and content, as well as links to organisational health and safety and legislation (Safe Working at Height Regulations, Construction Design and Management, Health and Safety at Work) and other related regulations.

You'll also find out about compliance and the consequences of non-compliance, risk assessments, the process and requirements of Responsible and Competent persons and the meaning of competence.

The course will cover safety considerations during the construction, refurbishment and design stages of projects, referencing HSE standards and codes of practice and guidance, to help you plan assessments, work methods and staff training.

Course details


  • Mode of study: Webinar
  • Duration: Half-day

Date and time

  • To be arranged


  • £126

You'll receive instructions on how to join the webinar by email once your booking and payment has been processed.

What you'll experience

On this short course you'll:

  • define working at height risks and 
  • cover the relevant legislation relating to SWAH
  • cover the importance of effective risk assessment and method statements


Dave Dunford served in the UK Fire and Rescue Service from 1979 to 2013, progressing through the rank structure to his finishing position as Manager with responsibility for the management of a territorial service delivery group. This included overseeing the enforcement of the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order. He was instrumental in the development of the service’s Incident Command Framework providing him with proven skills in critical incident management and leadership. Dave is a member if the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers and is on their independent register of fire risk assessors. He also works as a part time lecturer at Portsmouth University on their Crisis and Disaster Management Masters' programme. Dave also works as an independent fire safety consultant, risk assessor and trainer.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

How to book

Contact us and we'll let you know as soon as we plan to run this course again.

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