Working at Heights – Blended Learning

Work at Height Training

General Overview

Whether you work at height as part of your job or supervise those who do, this Working at Height Training is essential. It covers the basic principles of Health & Safety, the legal obligations of both employers and employees, and it provides best-practice guidance designed to keep everyone safe.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand and show your commitment to the Work at Height Regulations
  • Understand the risks associated with working at height and how you can prevent accidents from happening
  • Understand the legal responsibilities that are placed on you and your employer

Course Outline

Section 1. Working at Height

  • Working at Height is not JUST limited to being somewhere high above ground level. The HSA defines working at height as being anywhere which “if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury”. In this section, we’ll look at what legal responsibilities you and your employer have with regards to safety when working at height.

Section 2. The Risks 

  • Whether you’re working up a skyscraper or you’re on the back of a lorry unloading a delivery, working at height always comes with risks. When most people think of working at height, they tend to imagine being really high up – on the roof of a building, for example – but actually, most accidents from height occur no more than two metres from the ground. In this section we’ll look at ways of reducing the risks of working at any height, what safety precautions should be taken, and why risk assessments are so important.

Section 3. Choosing Equipment

  • When it comes to choosing the right equipment for working at height, there are many things you need to consider. You need to think about the equipment’s suitability for the job and the stability of the surrounding area; you need to think about the length of time you’ll be using the equipment and lots more. This final section of the course will cover everything you need to think about before choosing equipment to use for work at height, you’ll also see some useful tips on how to stay safe when using it.


Course Duration is approx. 50 mins

Examination is a 10 question multiple choice test

References to H&S Act 1974 & WAH Regs 2005 are for UK customers only. This is replaced by the HSAWAW Act 2005 & the HSAWAW General App Regulations 2007 for Irish Customers

iSafe Consulting Certificate awarded to participants upon successful completion of the course

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