Safe Working at Height (SWAH)

The Safe Working at Height (SWAH) course provides insight into the dangers that workers face when working at height and the current legislation in this area. Often, workers are faced with working at height during their jobs. Employment regulations clearly state that this must be done safely.

During this course, students will learn how to properly use a variety of fall arrest resources, such as harnesses, lines, lanyards and industrial fall arresters. The course covers, in detail, how these resources should be used in lifts, ladder trucks, and with a roof set, as used by fire services.


Course length:

1 day


Course standard

Rescue 3 Europe SWAH standard (PDF)

The course standards are provided as pre- and post-course reference for people involved in the delivery of Rescue 3 courses (eg Rescue 3 training providers, instructors and students). They are not to be used for any other purpose without the express written permission of Rescue 3 Europe.

Learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors

Rescue 3 Europe SWAH learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors (PDF)


  • Minimum age: 18


Qualification valid for:

3 years


Taught by:


Student manual PDF download:

 SWAH manual - English (en) 

SWAH manual - Dutch (nl)


The Safe Working at Height and Co-Worker Rescue Field Guide is also available to buy.