Working at Height Awareness

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 apply to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause injury.

The Regulations place duties on employers, the self-employed and any person who may contract others to work at height.

The aim of this course is to make delegates aware of the need to:

  • Properly plan and organise work at height
  • Ensure those working at height are competent
  • Understand the need to carry out risk assessments and select the appropriate work equipment
  • Control the risks from fragile surfaces
  • Properly inspect and maintain equipment for working at height
Who is the course for?

The training will benefit managers, supervisors, foremen and operatives who organise, plan, supervise and carry out work at height.

Course Objectives/Key Objectives

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to follow the hierarchy for managing risks from working at height, taking steps to avoid, prevent or reduce risks and have an understanding of the correct equipment for working at height.

Any specific operator training which is required (e.g. tree surgeons, mobile elevating work platform operators, mobile access tower users etc), will need to be arranged by the operative’s employer before the work can be undertaken.

Course Content

Working at Height Awareness Course Content

  • New legislation
  • What is ‘Working at Height’?
  • Types and causes of accidents when working at height
  • Employer/employees’ responsibilities
  • How to work at height safely/specialist training requirements
  • Risk assessments, method statements and permits to work
  • Types of access equipment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Harness, lanyards and anchor points
  • Post-theory question paper
  • Question and answer session
  • Course appraisals and close

Training method:

Seminar and practical sessions with assessments.

Course outcome/qualification:

Certificate of Attendance.

Entry Requirements

No pre-requisite knowledge or qualification required to enrol on this course.

Working at Height Awareness
Duration½ Day
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateContact us for dates
Fee(s)Price per delegate: £90+VAT
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