Working at Height e-Learning

Working at Height e-Learning

This course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at height, or who employs people who regularly work at height.

The term work at height applies to a wide range of situations ranging from the obvious ones like working on platforms, ladders, scaffolds or stages to working alongside deep trenches. This is because the crucial thing to understand about work at height is that it’s not how far you climb, but how far you can fall. ‘Falls’ doesn’t just mean people falling from heights. If materials or equipment fall, that will obviously present an equally dangerous hazard to anyone below.

All working at height situations are covered by health and safety legislation. Chief among these is the Work at Height Regulations 2005. These regulations confer legal duties on employers and employees to assess, control and minimise risks and hazards from work at height.

This course covers topics including the dangers of working at height, the regulations, the hierarchy of controls, assessing risk and much more.

It’s vital to understand all this because as I’m sure you’ll know, working at height can be extremely dangerous.

Please note that this is an awareness course only, if your duties include working at height you will also need further practical training, you can get in touch with us to arrange this.

Who should complete this course

  • Workers who work at height
  • Those who supervise workers who work at height

Course syllabus

  • Introducing Work at Height
  • The Dangers of Work at Height
  • The Work at Height Regulations
  • Summary of Duty Holder’s Responsibilities
  • Employer’s Responsibilities
  • The Hierarchy of Control
  • Avoiding Work at Height Wherever Possible
  • Prevent Risk of Falls
  • Minimise Consequences
  • The Risk Assessment
  • Course Summary

Course duration

  • With this on-line course you can stop and restart your learning to suit your time constraints
  • 105 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)
  • Please note you will need a 3Mb+ internet enabled device (e.g. computer, laptop, tablet or smart-phone) to study this course, which is Windows7 or MAC OSX10.8+ with Flash Player 10+

Course costs

Assessment

  • The course consists of eleven modules with questions at the end
  • You are given the chance to review all your answers at the end of each module before final submission and you will be given 3 attempts at each module to achieve a pass
  • On successful completion of the course, you will be able to download your certificate to print immediately
  • This course is approved by RoSPA
    (Our RoSPA approved courses are owned by VideoTile Learning Ltd and are distributed under licence)

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