Working at Height Training


As the leading cause of death in UK workplaces, falls from height are accidents that can be avoided if proper health & safety practices are strictly followed. It is essential that those who work from height, and those who supervise it, understand how to prevent accidents from happening.

This online training course teaches the user about their legal responsibilities when working from height, and what their employer is responsible for. Additionally, the course helps the user to understand the risks associated with working at height and how you can prevent accidents from happening.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • The details of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, and your responsibilities towards compliance.
  • The risks associated with working at height and their effects should accidents occur.
  • How to prevent accidents when you or your colleagues are working at height.

Course Contents

This course consists of three sections:

Section 1: working at height

Section 1 of this course defines working at height and outlines the responsibilities towards safety that staff and employers have in situations that match the definition.

Section 2: the risks

Section 2 explains the risks associated with working at any height and how to identify them. It then examines the requirements of risk assessments and the types of safety precautions that can be put in place to reduce the identified risks.

Section 3: choosing equipment

Section 3 lists the considerations that should be made when selecting equipment to use when working at height. These include the equipment’s suitability for the job and the stability of the surrounding area, and the length of time the equipment is expected to be in use. This section also provides practical advice for staying safe while using the selected equipment.

About the Course


The HSE defines working at height as any situation in which ‘if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury’. This Working at Height training course is designed to teach staff the risks associated with working at any height, and how to identify and mitigate those risks.

Split into three sections, this course outlines the common risks of working at height, and the damage that may occur in the event of an accident. It also focuses on how to select equipment, based on a variety of considerations that involve the careful planning of the work involved.

Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 35 minutes to complete.


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