Working at Height Training


Started on November 26, 2020

Working at Height Training

This Working at Height awareness course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at height, or who employs people who regularly work at height. The term work at height applies to a wide range of situations ranging from the obvious ones like working on platforms, ladders, scaffolds or stages to working alongside deep trenches. This is because the crucial thing to understand about work at height is that it’s not how far you climb, but how far you can fall. ‘Falls’ doesn’t just mean people falling from heights. If materials or equipment fall, that could also present an dangerous hazard.

Health and safety legislation govern all working at height activities. Chief among these is the Work at Height Regulations 2005 act. These regulations confer legal duties on employers and employees to assess, control and minimise risks and hazards from working at height.

Working at height awareness covers topics including the dangers of working at height, the regulations, the hierarchy of controls, assessing risk and much more. It’s vital to understand all this because as I’m sure you’ll know, working at height can be extremely dangerous.

Please note that this is an awareness course only so if your duties include working at height you also need further practical training.  Please contact us if you would like more information.

Course ContentModule
Introducing Work at Height1
The Dangers of Work at Height2
The Work at Height Regulations3
Summary of Duty Holder’s Responsibilities4
Employer’s Responsibilities5
The Hierarchy of Control6
Avoiding Work at Height Wherever Possible7
Prevent Risk of Falls8
Minimise Consequences9
The Risk Assessment10
Course Summary11
Course Assessment

Online assessment for this working at height awareness is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox.  Hard copies of the award are available on request.  The course takes 105 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.

Related courses to Working at Height Awareness include

Working Safely 
Working in Confined Spaces