Working at Height Training

Course Name: What Everyone Needs To Know About Working At Height

Falls from height are the leading cause of workplace deaths and one of the top sources of non-fatal injuries. Because of this, it’s a legal duty to risk assess all work at height and establish control measures that minimise the risk to a reasonably practicable level. Adequate working at height training must also be provided for workers.

Our awareness-level training course teaches the principles of safe working at height. Trainees will understand their role in accident prevention and learn safe working practices to protect themselves and others when conducting this work. They’ll also be able to support the planning process, including equipment selection, hazard spotting and recognising unsafe situations.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet easy-to-follow explanations

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Develop awareness of the risks of working at height

Understand the importance of planning for work at height

Identify the right equipment for working at height safely

Discover how existing health conditions can affect the ability to work at height

Recognise the importance of safe work procedures

Know the fundamentals of ladder safety

Learn important safety tips for working at height

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Working at Height – What Everyone Needs to Know

£25.00 +VAT


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About This Working at Height Course

Our working at height online training course helps prepare staff for working at height. They’ll learn the critical safety principles of working at height, including planning, equipment selection and safe work practices. Workers will know how to keep themselves and others free from harm and carry out work at height without incident or delay.

Why Is Working at Height Training Important?

Falls from height remain the leading cause of workplace fatalities – a trend that has lasted for several years and looks set to continue.

Accidents while working at height are also a common cause of non-fatal injuries. Over 45,000 workers were hurt because of a workplace fall according to the latest statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Because of the potential harm, any work at height must be properly planned, supervised and carried out by competent people. These are legal obligations enforced by the HSE to protect employers, workers and members of the public from the significant risks of working at height.

Workers also have a legal duty to take reasonable care of themselves when working at height. They can only do this with supervision or sufficient experience, skills and training.

Our working at height training course supports safer working and helps employers and employees fulfil their legal duties. Workers will understand the risks of working at height and develop awareness of the key safety principles. This knowledge will enable them to make meaningful contributions to plans and risk assessments and act appropriately while working at heights.

Training also helps employees feel capable and confident when operating at heights, leading to a safer, more productive work environment.

Are You Aware of Your Responsibilities?

The Working at Height Regulations 2005 outline the legal duties employers have to ensure the safety of workers and the general public.

These duties include:

  • Planning for work at height
  • Completing a risk assessment for any work at height
  • Providing the right equipment for safe working at height
  • Considering emergency procedures and sharing them with workers
  • Ensuring all work at height is carried out by competent individuals

Workers must also be sure they are suitably competent to work at height. The HSE defines competence as the right combination of skills, knowledge and experience but this varies depending on the nature of the work.

HSE guidance states that for certain low-risk tasks workers can achieve the required level of competence through training alone. More complex jobs may require further training in addition to considerable experience, knowledge and skills, however.

Workers also have a duty to protect themselves and others when operating at height. They should be aware of safe working procedures and be able to recognise when conditions are hazardous, equipment is insufficient or risks are unaccounted for. Our online working at height training course helps workers fulfil these duties.

These UK working at height regulations apply to any work at a height where a fall could cause injury. Even relatively low-risk work must be properly planned, supervised and safely carried out if there is any possibility of a fall resulting in harm.

Failure to comply with working at height regulations may result in serious consequences, including penalties, legal action or even imprisonment.

Course Outline

Single Module

35+ minutes

This course contains the following sections:

Explains what counts as working at height and the hazards employees must be aware of.

Explores the hierarchy of risk control measures and how to implement them for safer working.

Highlights the importance of being properly prepared for working at height, including the use of risk assessments. Also explores the use of personal protective equipment and equipment inspection procedures to control risk.

Helps workers understand when they’re qualified to work at height and explores different credentials that workers might need to complete more complex tasks.

Guides trainees in selecting the right equipment for safe working. Also explores the proper use and limits of common access equipment for working at height.

Makes workers aware of the health conditions that may impact their ability to work safely at height.

Explains the practices and safe systems of work that employers and employees must follow to prevent accidents when working at height.

Covers the fundamentals of climbing and descending safely from ladders.

Outlines correct working positions when working on ladders.

Gives practical tips for ladder stability to prevent accidents.

Explains the proper use of work at height platforms and how to recognise safe and unsafe situations.

Why Choose Working at Height Training with Human Focus?

Benefits of training online with Human Focus include:

Study any time & in bite-size sessions

More affordable than in-person training

Discounts on volume purchases

Manage and track staff training online

Excellent trainee support

Supports compliance with Work at Height Regulations 2005

Ensures employees are aware of their legal duties

Helps to ensure a safer and more productive work environment

Our course also provides a downloadable working at height training certificate after completion. The certificate demonstrates awareness of the key principles for safe working at height.

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Working at Height Training Certification

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End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

Approved Certification

The downloadable printable certificate approved by IIRSM will be issued instantly on course completion.

What does my certificate include?

The working at height training certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our online working at height training course takes around 35 minutes to complete. Bear in mind, the actual length to complete the training will vary on factors such as time required to finish assessments and internet speed. Trainees can study at their own pace from anywhere with internet access.

Our working at heights training course is designed for anyone whose work involves any type of activity where there is a risk of falling and causing injury. This includes work:

  • On rooftops
  • Scaffolding
  • Ladders
  • High platforms
  • On a surface near a cavity

The course is suitable for workers in construction, maintenance and any other industry where working at height happens.

Workers who complete this working at height training online will develop the awareness needed to work at height safely, including the knowledge to recognise potential risks, choose the right equipment and follow the correct safety procedures.

Yes. After completing the online working at height training course, trainees can download a printable working at height certificate. The certificate is approved by IIRSM and recognised by most employers.

Prices start at £25+VAT for a single trainee but there are discounts available on volume purchases – speak to one of our sales team for more details.

Our working at height training course is made up of 14 sections, including an introduction, final summary and knowledge test.

The sections cover:

  • What is Work at Height?
  • Common Control Measures
  • Principles of Safe Working at Height
  • Be Properly Prepared
  • Ensure You are Qualified
  • Select the Right Equipment
  • Your Health
  • Follow Safe Work Practices
  • Safe use of Access Equipment
  • Climbing and Descending
  • Working Positions on Ladders
  • Ladder Stability
  • Safe Use of Platforms

Each section ends with a short assessment to ensure trainees have absorbed the essential information.

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