Working at Heights e-Learning (Theory Online + Practice on Site)

The aim of the Working at Heights Safety course is to provide people who work at height with sufficient information to be able to plan and manage the tasks safely.
This awareness course is suitable for all people who are required to work at height. This course provides a basic awareness of the risks from working at height, as well as practical ways to prevent falls from height.

Course Content :

  • Introduction to Working at Heights Safety
  • The hierarchy of control measures
  • Selecting the right means of access and work equipment
  • General access scaffolds
  • Guard rails, toe boards and brick guards
  • Tower scaffolds
  • Mobile access equipment
  • Suspended access equipment
  • Safety nets and soft landing systems
  • Rope access techniques
  • Safety harnesses
  • Edge protection
  • Ladders and stepladders
  • Roof work and fragile surfaces
  • Industrial roof work
  • Roof truss installation
  • Steel erection
  • Falls due to lifting operations
  • Demolition
  • Falls into Excavations
  • Falls in Confined Spaces
  • Inspections

Learning outcomes :

Upon completion of the course, learners will know how to:

  • Implement strategies to avoid having to work at height if possible
  • Prevent falls from height
  • Minimise the consequences of a fall from height
  • Comply with personal legal duties
  • Select the most appropriate access and working equipment for the task