Working at Height

ISWAN 24 minutes

Falling to a lower level is one of the most common workplace accidents, and falling from even a low height can be fatal. Working at Height is a course that gives basic knowledge of personal falling protection. When do you need to protect yourself or your employees from falling, how do you do it, and what equipment do you need?

Working at Height explains the basics of the risks of falling and the physics behind the need for proper falling protection equipment. The equipment can also work as tools to improve the working environment and ergonomics of practical situations.

This course introduces the components of correct personal falling protection equipment and teaches the participant how, when, and why falling protection is vital. This course, Working at height, is based on provisions from The Swedish Work Environment Authority.

Created by Seably, approved by ISWAN.

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The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) is a membership organisation that works to promote and support seafarers' welfare all over the world. Seafarers bring us 95% of the things we use every day and take care of us when we travel by sea, but their lives are often tough. They experience long periods away from family and friends with limited or no communication, fast turnaround of ships in ports with severely restricted shore leave, reduced crew numbers and increased workloads. Welfare services and facilities both onboard and ashore can be a lifeline for seafarers. Our free, 24-hour, multilingual helplines, SeafarerHelp and Yacht Crew Help, are among the direct welfare services we provide to seafarers. Others include our relief funds for seafarers and their family members in need and a range of health information resources. We work with companies, unions, governments, welfare organisations, and ports to implement the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. We support those who establish and provide welfare facilities and services in port and on ships. We are funded by membership subscriptions, grants from foundations, sponsorship and earned income. We are grateful to our main funders – the ITF Seafarers’ Trust, The TK Foundation, The Seafarers' Charity and Trafigura Foundation – for their continued support.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 24 minutes
  5. Intended for: All Seafarers
  6. Reference: Based on parts of the provisions: AFS 1999:3, AFS 2006:4, AFS 1981:14 and AFS 2001:3 (including AFS 2010:11). Approved by ISWAN.