Working at Height

RoSPA Approved

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 the preventing risk of fails, minimising consequences and the employer’s responsibilities.

Target Audience
This is an awareness course only and is designed for anyone who undertakes work at height, or who employs people who regularly work at height. If your duties include working at height you will also need further practical training, you can get in touch with us to arrange this.

Advantages
This course covers topics including the dangers of working at height, the regulations, the hierarchy of controls, assessing risk and much more. Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.

Course Cost: £20 per licence

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Further Progression
Our Workplace Health and Safety course is a great induction course in relation to health and safety as it covers a wide range of topics in more detail and has been designed to complement this course. Anyone who is required to lift, lower, push, pull or carry as part of normal work our Manual Handling course would cover this more thoroughly and anyone who is required to work near to a confined space, our Working in Confined Spaces course would be a useful course.

Modules

  • 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

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).