​Working at Height

​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.

Important note: Please note that this is an awareness course only, if your duties include working at height you will also need further practical training​.

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Video

Price:  £30 + VAT


Who Should Take This Course?

Anyone who works at height in any place, including a place at or below ground level, is required to undertake training to prove that they are competent and safe in their work.

It is the employer’s duty to ensure that this training is provided: Regulation 5 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 states that employers must ensure all employees engaged in any work at height activity must be competent to do so. This includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:

  • Gutter cleaning.
  • Solar panel installation.
  • Putting up displays.
  • Minor roof work.
  • Shelf stacking.
  • Window cleaning.
  • Unloading a vehicle.
  • Machine maintenance.
  • Excavations.

This online training course provides awareness education. Depending on your company risk assessment, further training may be required to complete the all-round skills and knowledge to carry this forward practically in your organisation.

Course Description

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.

Certification

​On successful completion of the course you will be able to download a quality assured certificate​. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

​This course is ​approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.

​This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course Content

​Modules

​1. ​Introducing Work at Height

​2. ​The Dangers of Work at Height

​3. ​​The Work at Height Regulations

​4. ​​Summary of Duty Holder's Responsibilities

​5. Employer's Responsibilities

​6. The Hierarchy of Control

​7. Avoiding Work at Height Wherever Possible

​8. Prevent Risk of Falls

​9. Minimise Consequences

​10. The Risk Assessment

​11. Course Summary

Aims of the Course

By the end of this course learners will be able to:

  • Understand the main features and requirements of the Work at Height Regulations.
  • Give examples of common working at height tasks and understand the associated hazards and risks.
  • Identify the factors that contribute to persons and objects falling from height.
  • Describe the control measures that control and reduce the risk of falls from height.
  • Understand the proper use of access and work at height equipment and safe methods of access to reduce or eliminate the risk of falls.

Assessment

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked a set of​ multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 75%. ​You will have up to six attempts for passing the assessment. 


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