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Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

29th January, 2018

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Work at Height

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MBO Safety Services Limited                                        Work at Height including Ladder Safety

Course Overview

This course is designed for anyone whose work involves working at height using equipment such as stepladders, ladders, hoists, scaffolding etc.

Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance. We recommend that this course is renewed every three years.

Course duration
6 hours


  • Introduction – An overview of the course and discussion of attendees’ current level of knowledge.
  • What is Work at Height? – How work at height is defined in terms of health and safety law.
  • Work at Height and the Law – An overview of the work at height regulations and their requirements.
  • Useful Definitions – Defines some of the terms used when talking about work at height including working platform, personal fall protection.
  • Employers’ Duties – What employers should provide for their workers to protect them when working at height and the responsibilities they have under legislation.
  • Employees’ Duties – What employees need to do to comply with the work at height regulations.
  • Work at Height Equipment – An overview of the various types of equipment that can be used to work at height and some information on how to use each of them safely.
  • Assessing Risks of Work at Height – Gives useful tips on what to consider when risk assessing work at height and gives a methodology for carrying out these assessments followed by a practical exercise. Includes guidance on how to select the most appropriate control measures.
  • Good and Bad Practice – A series of photographs showing good and bad practice for discussion by the group.
  • Practical Exercise – Attendees are taken through the practical process of setting up an item of work at height equipment safely. This will either be ladders or a tower.
  • Questions and Answers – Time for attendees to clarify and query any of the points raised in the course plus a course questionnaire to test attendees’ knowledge.

Our Services

MBO Safety Services Limited provides a range of services tailored to suit your business’s individual requirements. From personal consulting, to providing training courses, and bespoke policies and procedures, MBO Safety Services Limited invests the time to understand your business.

Tailored To You

MBO Safety Services Limited prides itself on quality, our consultants will work alongside you to create tailored policies and procedures which integrate seamlessly into your business.


MBO Safety Services Limited has a strong team of specialist trainers who develop and deliver bespoke courses, all tailored to your business’s health and safety requirements.

Our courses can be held at our training facility, or at a location of your choice.

Tailored to You

MBO Safety Services Limited aims to tailor its services to meet individual business requirements. Our consultants will work within your business to fully understand your needs before developing bespoke policies and procedures that integrate seamlessly with your existing management systems.

Personal Touch

MBO Safety Services Limited prides itself on providing a personal service to all our customers. We offer common sense advice that suits your business.

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  • Expert Legal Advice and Guidance
  • Full Health and Safety Audit including Policies and Procedures
  • Safety Inspection and Reports
  • Development of Health and Safety Documentation
  • Site Inspections
  • Competent Persons Contract Agreements
  • Development of Risk Assessments
  • Development of Training Records and Departmental Matrices
  • Accident Investigation
  • Control of Contractors including Pre Assessment Questionnaires
  • Help and Guidance with Certification to Safe Contractor and CHAS
  • Construction Phase Health and Safety Plans