Working At Height Training Course

Working at Height Training Course

The overall objective of this course is simple: we aim to give delegates a thorough working knowledge of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, as well as familiarising them with any other relevant health and safety laws.

Key Statistics from the HSE regarding UK Work Safety (2015/2016)

  1. A total of 144 employees were killed at work
  2. Around 621,000 employees sustained non-fatal injuries while working
  3. 37 recorded instances of fatal injuries resulted from falling from height
  4. 18 of these falls (48%) occurred in the construction industry
  5. 7 of these falls (19%) were in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry
  6. 4 of these falls (11%) happened in the manufacturing sector
  7. Falls from height at work were found to result in an average of 9.4 days off work

Course Candidates & Aims

Quite simply, this course is designed for anyone who routinely deals with instances of working at height. This includes those who undertake the work directly, including:

  • employees
  • contractors
  • self-employed workers

…as well as those with a responsibility towards those who work at height, such as:

  • employers
  • facilities managers
  • building owners


Course Duration & Options

The Working at Height Training Course is one of our Half-Day courses, which means that it will last no longer than 4 hours.

This gives you the freedom to combine it with another of our in-house Half-Day courses if you wish, so you and your staff can get the maximum benefit of Browns Safety expertise in a single working day.

You can choose from the following In House courses:

The course is designed to be comprehensive and easy to understand, covering all the key areas which relate to working safely at height. Our experts will also instruct delegates on how to handle specific situations, jobs and locations, and detail any extra measures or equipment that might be necessary.

One of the most pivotal aspects of the course deals with how to create and maintain the safest working environment possible, using appropriate safety equipment and practices. These various practices and safest methods of working are introduced and expanded upon over the course’s duration, fully educating delegates on their duties and responsibilities according to the trade and specific type of work.

Man Working at height

Specific Objectives of our Working at Height Course

As stated above, first and foremost we aim to give every attendee a solid working knowledge of the Working at Height Regulations 2005, and any other relevant legislation. In order to help candidates achieve full competence in working at height, our expert instructors will ensure that they can demonstrate:

  • A sound awareness of the risks and requirements involved
  • Sound theoretical knowledge
  • Practical experience of the relevant skills
  • A thorough understanding of vital safety equipment

By the end of the course, candidates will have gained the ability to maintain a secure, safe working environment, anticipate and deal with any developing risks before they become real dangers, and know how to mitigate for common complications such as adverse weather. This ultimately makes it not only easier to approach the job in hand, but ensures that it can be completed with the minimum of physical risk to both the worker concerned, and anyone in the immediate area.

Amongst the secondary skills that candidates will develop are:

  • The ability to accurately define height work
  • The ability to spot and mitigate hazards in working at height
  • Ability to carry out risk assessments and safety inspections with regards to working at height
  • Successful planning and organisation of jobs at height


How long is the course duration?

This is one of our Half-Day courses, and as such will take no longer than 4 hours.

This means that should you choose, you can combine it with another of our in-house Half-Day courses here at Browns Safety, so you can get the maximum benefit of our expertise in a single day.

You can choose from any of the following courses to pair it with:

  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Ladders & Steps
  • Manual Handling
  • Harnesses & Lanyards

Where is this course carried out?

We’re able to offer on-site training on your own business premises for a minimum of 6 delegates. We also have open courses running Heywood (Lancashire) and Brighouse (Yorkshire) for individual delegates. If these areas are suitable, please contact us on 01282 615517.

Whatever your preferences or the number of candidates involved, we can guarantee that your operatives will receive the highest level of training.

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