Work at Height and Scaffolding

The Height and Scaffolding course comes as a response to the duty of companies to provide their workers and their representatives for safety, hygiene and health at work adequate training on the work equipment used, according to article 8 of Decree-Law nº 50/2005 of February 25, as well as in article 36, article 40.

Professionals in the active or not who perform or intend to perform functions in the scope of use of Scaffolding and or Works at Height.


16 Hours

Thematic Training Area

862 – Health and Safety at Work

General Objective

Provide the trainees with specific knowledge for the proper use of work equipment, in particular with regard to scaffolding and protective measures at work at heights.

Specific Objectives

As specific objectives, it is intended that at the end of the training action the trainees are able to:

  • Know and understand some concepts of work at height:
  • Legislation, regulations, directives and CE marking;
  • Identification and Selection of EPI’s and EPC’S Anti-Fall;
  • EPI’S and EPC’S: Vertical and Horizontal Life Lines;
  • Use, Maintenance and Inspection of an Anti-Fall EPI;
  • Stairs, stairways and access to roofs and roofs;
  • Factors and risks of accidents at Work at Height;
  • Know and understand some concepts, namely: Interpretation in the plan of assembly, disassembly and reconversion of the scaffold; safety during assembly, disassembly or reconversion of the scaffold; measures to ensure the safety of scaffolding in the event of changing weather conditions; measures to prevent the risk of falling persons or objects; the permissible load conditions; other risks that the assembly, disassembly or reconversion may entail.

Programmatic Structure

  • Types of Work in Height:
  • Stairs;
  • Mobile Scaffolding;
  • Fixed Scaffolding;
  • Suspended scaffolding;
  • Poles and metal towers;
  • Suspended platforms (baskets);
  • Individual and mobile platforms;
  • Console work platforms;
  • Ropes;
  • Safety rules;
  • Risks associated with work at heights;
  • EPI’S and EPC’S
  • Work with use of lifelines and safety belts;
  • Access to elevated sites;
  • Authorization of work to carry out work in height;
  • Carrying out simulated practices (if the facilities meet the necessary conditions).

Training Mode

Initial training

Formation Organization Form

Distance learning, continuous


The trainees will be evaluated in the form of a mandatory written form. Assiduity and behaviors will also be a factor of analysis and evaluation.

Presence and Certification Scheme

It will be considered a successful grade whenever the trainee obtains a final grade of 10 or more (on a scale of 1 to 20) and has an effective frequency of 95% or more of the total course workload. The successful attendance gives the trainee the right to receive a Vocational Training Certificate with an overall final mark resulting from the final average of the evaluation of all modules.

The right to the certificate implies:

  • Evaluation in all modules;
  • Achievement in continuous assessment;
  • The attendance is equal to or greater than 95% of the total hours of the training action;
  • The appropriate behavior (taking into account the following parameters: participation, responsibility, interpersonal relationships and punctuality).

Material and Pedagogical Resources available to the Trainees

  • Block
  • Pen
  • Manual
  • Projector
  • Writing board
  • Training support exercises (where applicable)
  • Other support material produced by the trainer (when applicable).

Access Requirements and Selection Criteria

Frequency Requirements

At the level of the frequency requirements for the course the following were defined:

  • Employee or unemployed employee aged 18 years or over;
  • Minimum compulsory education according to the date of birth or in the process of acquiring these qualifications or in the process of acquiring those qualifications;

Selection Criteria

  1. With or without professional experience;
  2. Motivation of frequency of action: this training being the overall objectives of strengthening the level of qualifications, we will try to emphasize the behaviors and attitudes evidenced by the candidates that reflect a manifest desire to improve their professional skills;
  3. Equal opportunities: in the selection process, we will seek to ensure gender equality, so in each training action we intend to integrate 50% of Men and 50% of Women.

Profile of Trainer

The training action will be carried out by Trainers who, having been duly certified under the legislation in force – holders of the Certificate of Professional Competence (former CAP) – have theoretical and practical knowledge on the subject.