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Health and Safety

Working at Heights Training

An Introduction to Working at Height
An Introduction to Working at Height
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Course Overview

  • Intermediate
  • 2 Hours
  • Self-Printed Certificate
  • Online Study
  • 2 Hours
  • CPD Certified

Course description

Working at height isn’t common in many industries, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an important consideration for employers.

Working at Heights has been developed to provide individuals and organisations with the knowledge required to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005. It is recommended that any workers who have to plan or carry out working at height complete this course.

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 legislation is designed to ensure that people don’t get hurt in the workplace, if you are an employer and any of your employees have to work at height at any time, then this legislation apply to you.

According to the Health and Safety Executive, falling from height is still one of the biggest causes of workplace deaths and one of the main causes of major injury, despite the risks injuries from falling from height are very avoidable.

Even in office environments, the laws surrounding working at height might apply if, for instance, an employee needs to use a ladder to change a lightbulb, or even if they are putting up Christmas decorations.

Knowing the correct ways to work with equipment such as scaffolding, ladders and access equipment can help prevent injuries and ensure the safety of workers. This course was previously known as: An Introduction to Working at Height.

You will learn

  • Recognise different types of access equipment and their use
  • Be aware of the current legislation relating to working at height
  • Know what is required to work safely with general access scaffolds

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • This course is recommended for anyone who plans or carries out work at height
  • This includes a wide range of professionals such as plumbers, architects, cable layers, roofers and caretakers

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    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physically copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

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    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.

    If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out by first class post at the beginning of the following working week.

Bulk discounts for teams

If you’re looking to purchase for a number of learners then we are happy to provide the following volume discounts:

  • 10 – 49 = 20% off
  • 50 – 99 = 30% off
  • 100 + please see our volume discount page
Discounts will be applied automatically to your basket
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Ready to go FAQs

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 are the main pieces of legislation that govern this type of work. They are designed entirely to prevent injuries, and in the worst case scenario, even death. The legislation is not complex and contains various sections that are of importance to differing types of work. For example, there is a section that deals exclusively with ladders, which will be of significance to most employers and HR departments, but there is also a dedicated section for those working on platforms and scaffolding. If you are an employer, and any of your employees have to work at height at any time, then the regulations apply to you. You must conduct risk assessments and take the necessary precautions. Similarly, employees have a responsibility to follow instruction, and keep themselves and their colleagues safe.

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