Working at Height Training

Falls from height are one of the most common causes of injury at work, and one of the most likely causes of a fatal workplace accident. Falls not only pose a risk to the individual that falls, but also to other employees and even to members of the public and third parties. It is important that all individuals that work in these conditions are provided with the correct safety equipment and have suitable training. Such training should meet Work at Height Regulations 2005, to ensure that the employer meets legal requirements but also to ensure that accidents are minimised and injuries are less likely to be serious.

The Working at Height training course is aimed at individuals that work in these conditions. Whether candidates work on rooftops, scaffolding, towers, or other elevated positions, they will receive training on how to identify the correct safety equipment, how to utilise safe working systems, and how to minimise exposure to dangerous conditions. Risk management, safety equipment use, and risk mitigation are among the primary skills to be taught.

REAX Ltd is an accredited health and safety training company. We have a dedicated simulation centre in Blackpool, Lancashire, as well as a team of highly qualified and skilled trainers. We offer a variety of courses, including Working at Height training courses, and our aim is to ensure that all individuals can work in the safest possible conditions. Browse our courses online or call us with any questions about the courses and services we offer.

What Will Participants Learn?

  • The Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • Safe systems of work
  • Methods of fall protection
  • Anchor identification and selection
  • Work restraint systems
  • Work positioning systems
  • Fall arrest methods
  • Risk assessing, identifying hazards and planning the work task
  • Inspection care and maintenance

Safety equipment is critical when working at height. It can prevent falls and, if a fall does occur, the safety equipment can prevent major injuries. However, it is essential that the correct safety equipment is chosen and that it is used correctly.

Working at Heights training teaches how to conduct pre-use checks and to ensure that harnesses and other accessories are fitted properly. The participant will learn to identify defects in equipment, and they will be taught how to correctly record any of these issues that do arise. Candidates will learn to use equipment like harnesses, lanyards, energy absorbing lanyards, and work positioning equipment, as well as any other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required.

Who Needs This Course?

  • Course duration – 1 day
  • Recertification period – 3 years

The working at height training course lasts a full day and has a recertification period of three years, so participants will need to retake the course towards the end of this period to remain certified. It is suitable for any individual that works at an elevated position, including managers and supervisors.

Participant Requirements

  • No previous experience or qualification required
  • Candidates will need to show a reasonable level of fitness
  • Candidates should be comfortable working at height
  • All participants must sign a medical suitability form before the course starts

Candidates should be comfortable working at height, and there is a degree of physical exertion required to complete the course, so all participants should be reasonably fit. It is necessary for all candidates to sign a medical suitability form at the beginning of the course. While candidates do not need to have previous qualifications or experience, it is beneficial if they have some experience of working at heights and using safety lanyards and harnesses.

Working At Heights Training From REAX Ltd

Employees that work at height face the danger of falling. Falls can carry serious injuries, and it is possible that a fall can also lead to injuries to other individuals and third parties. It is an employer’s responsibility to ensure that every individual has the proper training and safety equipment, according to the Working at Height Regulations 2005.

This course from REAX Ltd is one of several working at heights courses, and you can view our full collection of health and safety courses right here on our website. We are an accredited training company with a dedicated simulation centre in Blackpool, Lancashire, and a team of highly qualified instructors. If you have any questions about our services, give us a call and speak to one of our team.

Course Information

Valid for: 3 Years
Duration: 1 Day
Ratio: 1:6
Assessment: Practical & Written