Pre-Course Requirements

The minimum age of candidates is 18 years.

All candidates shall be physically fit and free from any disability or medical condition that may prevent them from working safely. They shall ensure that they have an adequate level of fitness, are physically able to perform the tasks expected in terms of strength, agility and coordination and are able to withstand the stresses of the working environment, such as heat, cold and other inclement weather.

This course is physically and mentally demanding and will not suit everyone. Ideally candidates should be in possession of an applicable full industrial medical certificate, though this is not a requirement.

As a minimum all candidates will be required to fill in the IRATA "statement of medical fitness" to show that they are historically free of the conditions listed below and therefore, there is no reason that would exclude you from participation in a working at height course/assessment.
Principal contra-indications to working at height include the following:

  • Heart disease / chest pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Epilepsy, fits, blackouts
  • Fear of heights / vertigo
  • Giddiness / difficulty with balance
  • Impaired limb function
  • Alcohol or drug dependence
  • Psychiatric illness / counselling
  • Diabetes

If you feel that there may be something that you are uncertain about then please contact us.

Not to acknowledge a medical problem could put yourself and others at risk.