Covered in this course

The Working at Height Training course is broken down into 3 sections.

1) Working at Height

Working at Height is not JUST limited to being somewhere high above ground level. The HSE defines working at height as being anywhere which “if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury”.

In this section, we’ll look at what legal responsibilities you and your employer have with regards to safety when working at height.

Section 1 of our Working at Height Training looks at legal responsibilities

2) The Risks

Whether you're working up a skyscraper or you're on the back of a lorry unloading a delivery, working at height always comes with risks.

When most people think of working at height, they tend to imagine being really high up - on the roof of a building, for example - but actually, most accidents from height occur no more than two metres from the ground.

In this section we’ll look at ways of reducing the risks of working at any height, what safety precautions should be taken, and why risk assessments are so important.

Person falling from height in section 2 of our Working at Height Training

3) Choosing Equipment

When it comes to choosing the right equipment for working at height, there are many things you need to consider. You need to think about the equipment’s suitability for the job and the stability of the surrounding area; you need to think about the length of time you’ll be using the equipment and lots more.

This final section of the course will cover everything you need to think about before choosing equipment to use for work at height, you’ll also see some useful tips on how to stay safe when using it.

Choosing the right equipment when working at height is crucial

Working at Height Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Working at Height Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Working at Height Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Working at Height Certificate

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Legislation relating to Working at Heights

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

The Work at Height Regulations 2005

For both employees and those that are self-employed, The Work at Height Regulations 2005 require that:

  •     All work at height is properly planned and organised.
  •     All work at height takes account of weather conditions that could endanger health and safety.
  •     Those involved in work at height are trained and competent
  •     The place where work at height is done is safe
  •     Equipment used when working at height is appropriately inspected
  •     The risks from fragile surfaces are properly controlled
  •     The risks from falling objects are properly controlled

Where work is carried out at height, every employer shall take suitable and sufficient measures to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, any person falling a distance liable to cause personal injury

The Work at Height Regulations 2005, Section 6 (3)

When work is to be done at height risks must be assessed. There are duties placed on employers, the self-employed and on any person who controls the work of others; and there are also duties placed on employees and on people working under someone else's control:

Every person shall, where working under the control of another person, report to that person any activity or defect relating to work at height which he knows is likely to endanger the safety of himself or another person.

Every person shall use any work equipment or safety device provided to him for work at height by his employer, or by a person under whose control he works, in accordance with -

(a) any training in the use of the work equipment or device concerned which have been received by him; and
(b) the instructions respecting that use which have been provided to him by that employer...

The Work at Height Regulations 2005, Section 14 (1,2)

Who should take our Working at Height Training?

If you work at height in any place, including a place of work, then our Working at Heights Training is essential. This might include work or activities such as (but is not limited to):

  • Excavations
  • Gutter cleaning
  • Fitting displays
  • Roofing and roof installations (Solar panel installation)
  • Window cleaning
  • Unloading vehicles
  • Climbing ladders
  • Scaffolding
  • Working on platforms
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