Working at Height Online Training

This Working at Height Online Training course covers:

  • Case studies and examples of the dangers of working at height.
  • The selection of equipment (including ladders) and methods to reduce the risk from working at height.
  • Latest EN131 ladder standards.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

Falling from a height is the most common cause of workplace fatalities and one of the main causes of major injuries, such as fractured skulls and broken legs. As many work activities involve work at height people need to be aware of the risks and have an understanding of the equipment and methods needed to stay safe.

The course interprets the legal requirements from the Work at Height Regulations about how work at height risks should be avoided and managed for a non specialist audience of workers and supervisors.

This Working at Height online training course takes on average 45 minutes to complete.

Course Content

The course explains that the most effective control measure is to avoid working at height where there is a safer way to do a task. Where access to heights is essential, the course provides advice on reducing risk by selecting, inspecting and using access equipment safely. Ladders are covered in some detail, with more general information provided about other means of access, and fall restraint and fall arrest systems. The course does not cover the technical detail of the many systems available.

Harm from falling objects to those below is also considered.

The course uses hazard spotting exercises, case studies and other interactions to engage, inform and reinforce learning points.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Working at Height eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions – with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

White label branding

We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.


Our Working at Height course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.


On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.


Our Working at Height Online Training course is RoSPA approved and IIRSM certified. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standard of training and will provide a practical and meaningful learning experience to our customers.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • Regulation 5 of the Work at Height Regulations requires employers to ensure the competence of anyone involved in the organisation, planning, supervision or carrying out of any work at height.
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations require employers to provide and refresh relevant training.
  • Combined with on-the-job training and supervision, the Working at Height eLearning course will help you to meet these obligations.
  • Please note: RoSPA recommends for this awareness training course to be combined with face to face training to provide users with all-round skills and knowledge.

Add your own questions

Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.

Randomise test questions

Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.

Who should take this course?

The course is suitable for workers and supervisors whose main job does not involve working at height, but might be faced with situations where they need to access something out of reach from the floor.

It could be used as part of a blended learning approach for people who are working at height under the supervision of a specialist, where the work has been planned by someone with a more detailed knowledge of specific hazards (for example, working on fragile roofs). .

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