Health, Safety & Environment

Working at Heights Awareness

Duration:  1 day
Per Delegate:  £290.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Gain knowledge of the correct procedures when working at heights.
  • Understand the relevant statutory requirements and hazards when working at heights.

Course Content

  • Awareness of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and other relevant legislation
  • Familiarisation with the requirements of the regulations and how they affect them and their organisation
  • Awareness of different types of work carried out at height and the possible hazards and risks involved
  • Awareness of the importance of organising and planning prior to starting work at height
  • Awareness of the safe systems of work procedures required to carry out work at height
  • Familiarisation with the correct types of PPE and equipment used when working at height and how to inspect them
  • Familiarisation with control procedures to reduce the hazards of working at height, including different types of fall protection systems
  • Awareness of the different types of working platforms that can be used for work at height including MEWP’s and scaffold towers
  • Awareness of different types of ladders and their safe use for work at height
  • Proficiency in the use of various work at height equipment including harnesses, fall arrest and lanyards
  • Proficiency to ascend and descend ladders safely using relevant equipment
  • Awareness of suspension syncope, how to avoid it and how to deal with a person suffering from the effects


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, hard hat and safety gloves.

Further Information

This is a classroom based course with practical working at heights tasks carried out in the ASET Scaffolding Training Centre which is 10m in height.

The course involves climbing ladders and using working at height equipment, therefore delegates should be physically fit to carry out these tasks.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Personnel who are required to carry out work at height in the workplace.


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