OPITO Products for Energy - Oil and Gas (Upstream)

Working at Height Essentials (Practical)

Standard Code: 9046

Aim and objectives:

The aim of the Working at Height Essentials (Practical) Standard is provide delegates with the necessary practical skills required for inspection and use of equipment and PPE and to enable safe ascent to and descent from a height.

The objectives of the Working at Height Awareness Training Standard are that delegates will be able to understand and perform:

  • Pre work planning
  • Inspection and donning of an appropriate harness
  • Correct pre use checks and use of fall prevention and arrest equipment, including restraint lanyards and work positioning lanyards
  • Ascent and decent of ladders, ladder transfers and working on platforms
  • Attachment to structural anchor points, work positioning and attachment points

Target audience

This training programme is designed for personnel across the energy sector who require practical skills necessary for working at height.

Delegate pre-requisites:

Delegates must possess a valid OPITO Working at Height Essentials (Theory) certificate.


3 years

Standards in this Suite

The aim of the Working at Height Essentials Standard Suite is to introduce delegates to working at height, and the associated regulations and guidelines.

The Suite includes Working at Height Standards Theory and Working at Height Essentials Practical.

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