Working at Height


  • Are you working at height?
  • Would you like to get a better understanding of what working at height involves? 
  • Do you want to study online? 
SKU: course-4 Category:

Credits/CPD hours: 2

Guided learning hours: 2

Delivery method: Online

Minimum age to enrol: 16+


This course is designed for anyone who works at height in any place, including a place at or below ground level. This includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:

  • Gutter cleaning.
  • Solar panel installation.
  • Putting up displays.
  • Minor roof work.
  • Shelf stacking.
  • Window cleaning.
  • Unloading a vehicle.
  • Machine maintenance.


The Work at Height Regulations 2005 require employers to ensure that a sufficient risk assessment is carried out so that all potential work at height risks are effectively identified, controlled and managed. Every employer must also ensure that employees are appropriately trained to ensure that they can carry out their work safely.

This Working at Height training course helps you to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 by providing employers and employees with the necessary information needed to be able to successfully deal with working at height risks and control measures. This includes an understanding of how to undertake a working at height risk assessment, how to use access equipment safely and how to ensure that employees can reduce their risk of falls from height.

The learners can contact the tutor/assessor via:

  • E-mail (24 hours)
  • Telephone – during the o99 Training Academy working hours
  • In person – during the o99 Training Academy working hours (with a minimum 2 hours’ notice)


At the end of the course learners/delegates will:

  • Understand the relevant legislation regarding working at height
  • Gain a greater knowledge of the roles, duties and responsibilities of those working at heights, as well as those working alongside them
  • Understand how to effectively plan a task involving work at height
  • Understand how to perform working at height risk assessments
  • Gain a better understanding of the associated and relevant safety equipment
  • Understand how to inspect equipment and locations for working at height properly
  • Understand how to put control measures in place before working at height
  • Identify common access and safety arrangements
  • Describe the different types of fragile surfaces and the falls, risks and common controls associated with them

Module 1 – Introduction to working at height and general health and safety legislation

Module 2 – Work at Height regulations 2005

Module 3 – Working at Height Risk Assessment

Module 4 – Personal Protective Equipment

Module 5 – Roof access, ladders, scaffolding and lifting devices


This is not a qualification. After the course completion you will have access to the assessment materials which consist of a multiple choice questions exam. The minimum pass rate is 80% and you will receive a certificate of attendance to prove that you attend to the course and you achieved the learning outcomes.