Working at Height Awareness Training

This 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 will obviously present an equally dangerous hazard to anyone below.

All working at height situations are covered by health and safety legislation. Chief among these is the Work at Height Regulations 2005. These regulations confer legal
duties on employers and employees to assess, control and minimise risks and hazards from work at height.

This course 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.

Our Course

Working at Height Awareness

Approved by RoSPA

Duration: 105 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

This course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at height, or who employs people who regularly work at height. It covers what constitutes work at height, the safety issues, and how to assess and reduce some of the risks.

The course consists of the following 11 modules with questions at the end.

  • Introducing Work at Height
  • The Dangers of Work at Height
  • The Work at Height Regulations
  • Summary of Duty Holder’s Responsibilities
  • Employer’s Responsibilities
  • The Hierarchy of Control
  • Avoiding Work at Height Wherever Possible
  • Prevent Risk of Falls
  • Minimise Consequences
  • The Risk Assessment
  • Course Summary


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