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.
It’s vital to understand all this because as I’m sure you’ll know, working at height can be extremely dangerous.
- Working at Height
Approved by RoSPA
Duration 105 mins*
Each module is followed by a short set of questions
An opportunity is provided to revisit sections of the module before answers are finalised
Users can save their progress if unable to complete the course in one sitting
Course can be completed at the delegates pace
A certificate is generated automatically at the end of the course for you to save or print
Three attempts to answer the correct question within a module
Managers can monitor the account of each individual user and monitor their progress
- Working at Height
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We provide two licensing options. A “Pay as you go” single licence purchase option or the Universal Licence option that provides flexible, multiple course pricing.
Single Licence – £28.00
Universal Licence – Please click for pricing
This course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at height, or who employs people who regularly work at height e.g. roof workers, builders, window cleaners, shelf stackers, warehouse staff, etc.
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
You are given the chance to review all your answers at the end of each module before final submission. You will be given 3 attempts at each module to achieve a pass rate of 70%.