Working at Height Training

This Working at Height training programme is essential for anyone who works at height - this could be using a ladder, scaffolding or a raised platform of any type, or working where there's an opening, or an edge beside a drop, working on a raised fragile surface, or, in fact anywhere there's a chance to fall.

  • Duration 40 mins
  • Approval CPD, IOSH

Key Features

  • Complete course in just 40 minutes
  • Exceptional graphics support your understanding
  • Clear and concise training
  • Provides printable certificates
  • Assists in complying with the Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Suitable for a number of professions within construction

Working at Height in Construction

Falls from height are the most common cause of fatalities at work and are the second most common cause of major injuries.

Our working at heights course explains why falls happen, helps you to spot potential fall hazards and encourages good day-to-day working practice to prevent this sort of accident happening to YOU.

It covers the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 to provide training to prevent anyone falling any distance likely to cause an injury.

It also looks at personal protective equipment and the importance of choosing the correct equipment for a job and making sure its safe for its intended use.

Also working in confined spaces? You may find our Working in Confined Spaces Training helpful. 

Who should take our Working at Heights 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
Construction worker on scaffolding, working at heights

Employers duty?

It doesn’t matter how regularly you are going to be working at a height, you may only be working at a height once, however, it is still your employer's duty to make sure that training is provided.

The Work at Heights Regulations 2005 clearly states in regulation 5 that it is the employer's responsibility to ensure all employees that in engage in any work at height activity must be competent to do so.

Why is training required?

Working at height can pose a lot of potential dangers. As stated above, it is your employer's responsibility (stated by the work at heights regulations 2005) to make sure you are competent to work at height and training plays a big part in this. If you are going to be working at height it’s crucial that you understand the risks, know how to choose the right equipment and know what to in emergency situations.

Falls from height result in around 80 'major injuries' every year and a further 230 over-3-day absences. Many people are also unaware that major injuries can also occur from falls that are less than 2m!

Work towards legal compliance with our Working at Height Training. 

Working at height on the side of a busy road

Working at Heights Course Contents

  1. Responsibilities when working at heights - Employers and employees.
  2. The risks of working at heights, emergency procedures and rescue.
  3. Choosing the correct equipment.