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ECITB TWAH01 Working at Height

ECITB TWAH01 Working at Height

Course Overview

The ECITB Technical Test - TWAH01 – Working at Height includes a 25-minute knowledge test and a 2 hour practical test.

The test requires the candidate to inspect, report and select equipment used for working at height activities. The Examiner must confirm before the test begins that the candidate is in good health and fitness to undertake the test as per BS8454:2006 Section 8.2 Assessment of applicants prior to enrolment in a course.

The equipment used during the training course carries a weight limit of 136-140kg. For participants this maximum weight includes clothes and safety equipment, we therefore recommend a maximum bodyweight of 120kg. Our equipment also has a maximum waist size of 120cm.


No Prerequisites Required

There are no prerequisites for ECITB TWAH01 Working at Height

Course Structure

Technical Tests are the most flexible, economical and ‘instant’ way to assess and validate the ability of individual employees or prospective recruits to perform the skill-based tasks that the industry needs. A Technical Test ensures a Craftsperson or Technician has the skill, ability and job knowledge relevant to the work they are required to carry out. Each Technical Test examines a very specific aspect of an engineering construction discipline.

The technical tests are comprised of two elements: knowledge testing and practical skills testing, the format is explained in Section 1 and 2 below.

1. Knowledge Test

The candidate will take an online test, consisting of 10 multiple-choice questions per technical test to assess theoretical knowledge of the technical area. The candidate will answer the 10 randomly generated questions from a large pool of knowledge questions. The candidate has to achieve an 80% pass mark to move onto the practical test. Achieving less than 80% in this knowledge test will result in a test referral and the candidate will have to retake the knowledge test questions again.

2. Practical Test

The candidate will undertake a highly specified practical assessment with candidate instructions in various prescribed stages under continuous observation by the examiner. All parts of the practical test must be completed to the required standard, the candidate will be briefed on the practical test and understand exactly what is expected of them. All test criterions must be met to achieve a pass mark in the test. Any test criteria not achieved to the specified standard will result in a test referral.

PLEASE NOTE: Delegates must pass the knowledge test to progress to the practical test.

Course Content

Delegates completing this technical test will;
- Have the skills, knowledge and ability to prepare resources
- Set up ladders and access at platform at least 2 meters in height
- Demonstrate the safe use of lanyards, inertia reels and selected fall protection equipment
- Demonstrate an ability to work safely

More information

  • Certification: An ECITB certificate will be issued upon successful completion.
  • Certificate validity (months): 36
  • Target audience: All personnel who need to demonstrate their competency when working at height.
  • Revalidation: The course must be revalidated every 3 years.
  • Items to bring: Government Issued Photographic ID eg Driver Licence or Passport
  • Health prerequisites: Due to certain aspects of the course being potentially physically demanding and/or stressful, delegates will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on this course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to course commencement

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