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Five reasons why work at heights training is a good investment

Posted on 8th Jun, 2016 | By Lorretta Tatham

With more than 200 people killed at work every year, as a result of an accident, and over one million injured, maintaining health and safety at work should be a priority for everyone. Whether you’re an employer or you work for yourself, it’s time to consider investing in training and improving the safety of your workplace.

Why invest in work at heights training?

  1. Reduces the risk of accident at work

Did you know that accidents at work can damage a company? In some cases, an employer may be sued due to negligence and in others working days may be lost. In fact, falls count for 567,000 working days lost every year. This can have a huge impact on a business, affecting finances and business’ longevity.

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  1. Increases staff morale

When staff are happy and confident in a job they tend work better. By providing employees with the relevant training they need, your business will benefit too. Staff will appreciate your investment in their health and education and will continue to work hard.

Five reasons why work at heights training is a good investment


  1. Creates a positive health and safety culture

When health and safety comes first, and your employees receive the proper training, you’ll notice that your working environment transforms. Safe practices become second nature to everyone and colleagues look out for each other.

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  1. Our training is all-inclusive

Whether you work from a ladder, mobile tower, or low level access equipment, our courses will provide all the basic knowledge you need. When it comes to working at a height, the same principles apply no matter what access equipment you’re using. Dangers still exist whether you’re working from 0.5m or 5m.

If you’d like to tailor your training further, you can do so with one of our specialist access equipment courses.



  1. Little time requirement for long-term benefits

With our Work at Height Training course, you’ll learn about safety protocols to benefit you for a lifetime. Our courses last for just half a day too – so it really won’t take much of your business time.

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Book your work at heights training today

Our Working at Height Training Course has been one of our most popular to date. Ideal for anyone new to the industry or as an annual refresher, it highlights all the need-to-know facts about working safely from a height.

The course covers the Works at Height Regulations 2005 and other relevant health and safety law to make sure every delegate is up to scratch. We also cover risk assessments and explain why they’re an essential precursor to safety when working from a height.

Other features of this half-day course include:

  • Identification of accident causation
  • Planning and organising work at a height
  • Identification of potential hazards
  • Safety inspections and risk assessment

To book on to our next offering of the course, give the team a call today on 01282 615517. We take on self-employed workers as well as employees and employers – if work at a height is part of your industry, we’d love to have you on board. 

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