Safety and evacuation training

What does working at height involve?

trainee in specialised equipment

Working at height carries enormous risks. We experience it every day and even every minute or second of our work. The safety of workers depends on the correct use of equipment and caution during the work, as well as the theoretical knowledge of the workers. Practical experience is also important. This demonstrates the need to participate in training courses that provide comprehensive factual knowledge and skills on how to work safely at heights and how to deal with accidents or evacuation. 

When can we speak of working at height? 

Any work performed where there is a difference in level between the workstation and the floor of one metre or more upwards is called work at height.  
Work at height can include, but is not limited to, work carried out on: 

  • scaffolding,  
  • chimneys,  
  • ladders,  
  • other types of elevations.  

What are the risks of working at height?  

This work is extremely dangerous. Falling from height is one of the most common causes of serious or even fatal accidents at work. According to the Central Statistical Centre, it is even 30% of all accidents in Poland that may occur during work. The most common causes of such accidents can include: 

  • inadequate organisation of the works, 
  • low risk awareness,  
  • inadequate information to workers about the possibility of particular risks occurring, 
  • inappropriate behaviour of workers while carrying out the work,  
  • lack of health and safety training, 
  • working at heights without fall protection equipment.  

Training for people working at heights - HS7 

trainees during practical classes

The course we organise is designed for people who work at heights. The class focuses on how to carry out rescue and evacuation operations based on the various emergency scenarios that can occur in the workplace. Each participant learns how to correctly assess an emergency situation and how to take into account all available options before starting a rescue operation. The techniques we impart to participants are practical and, above all, easy to remember and minimise the risk of harm to the person providing assistance. 

Trainees learn the essential skills required to evacuate personnel from height or equipment during an emergency.  

Who is HS7 training aimed at?  

The training is dedicated to personnel who use personal protective equipment providing protection against falls from height (e.g. safety lines). The use of such equipment when working at heights is used in many industries such as on roof surfaces, in workshops or factories. 

What are the requirements to join the HS7 course? 

To join the HS7 course you must: 

  • be of legal age, 
  • have at least a primary school education, 
  • have a statement that there are no contraindications to working at heights above 3 m,  
  • have completed HS1 training. 

Training program  

During the courses, topics such as: 

  • general requirements for rescue operations,  
  • rescue plans,  
  • risk assessment,  
  • emergency procedures,  
  • rescuing unconscious and conscious persons,  
  • rescuing people who are within the range of the rescuer as well as outside it,  
  • evacuation from height resulting from an emergency situation,  
  • equipment inspection, 
  • equipment maintenance,  
  • avoiding obstacles during a rescue operation.   


Trainees who complete both the theoretical and practical parts of the training receive a certificate and a photo ID. These remain valid for a period of three years from the time they are issued.  

Types of training for people working at heights  

We can divide training for people working at heights into several categories. We distinguish between training: 

evacuation when working at heights
  • HS0 - address issues related to working safely at heights. They are conducted in the theoretical part,  
  • HS0 DEMO VAN - cover topics on working safely at height. They are theoretical training enhanced by a demonstration of strength using a demo van,  
  • HS1 - concern safe working at heights. They are implemented at a basic level, 
  • HS2 - cover topics related to working safely at heights. They are conducted at an advanced level,  
  • HS4 - They discuss safety issues related to working at heights. They also include the inspection of fall protection equipment,   
    HS5 - concern safety when working at heights. These are theoretical training courses designed for managers,   
  • HS7 - These training courses are also in the field of safety when working at heights. They cover the basics of rescue operations. 

Brief on HS1 training  

The training referred to as HS1 is about safety when working at heights. It is delivered at a basic level. All that is required to take part is to be at least 18 years of age, to have completed at least primary school education and to have a certificate stating that there are no health conditions for working at heights above 3m.  

student in safety helmet

This training is designed to provide those attending with information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect against falls from height in a variety of environments.  

After HS1 training, participants will have the theoretical knowledge and skills needed to use various types of fall protection equipment. This training includes a very large number of practical exercises in its programme. 

Take a look at the training courses our company offers! 

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