Working at Height Online Training

  • Details how to identify work at height hazards.
  • Describes when to avoid working at height.
  • Describes how to reduce the risk from working at height.


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RoSPA Approved


The EssentialSkillz Working at Heights online training uses hazard spotting exercises, case studies and other forms of interaction to encourage the workforce to think about the hazards of working at height. For many workers, the aim is to avoid working at height, for example through how the workplace is organised. Where access to heights is essential, the Working at Heights online course provides advice on selecting, inspecting and using access equipment safely. Harm from falling objects to those below is also considered. 

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this online Working at Heights training can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation that may be in place, all at no extra cost.

Course Objectives

  • To describe some situations that involve work at height.
  • To highlight the dangers of work at height.
  • To explain how different equipment can be used during work at height.
  • To detail safe working practices for work at height.

Course Details


On successful completion of the test users can download and print a certificate.

The course is RoSPA approved


The course lasts approximately 45 minutes, although this can depend on the level of existing knowledge.


Users are required to take a final test consisting of 10 default questions. The default pass mark is 70%

The course administrator within your organisation can:

  • Change the pass mark
  • Implement the random test question feature which selects 10 questions from a bank of 20.
  • Can specify that more than 10 questions must be answered (up to the full bank of 20 questions)

Target Audience

The courses is intended as an introduction to safe working at heights, or as a refresher for people who have attended other courses.  It is particularly suitable for staff whose main job does not involve working at height, but who might come across situations where they need to access something out of reach from the floor.  It can also 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 the hazards (for example, working on fragile roofs).

The course is not sufficient for people who work at height as the main part of their role (except as a refresher or preparation for skills-based training). It provides general information about means of fall restraint and fall arrest, but does not cover the technical detail of the many, many systems available for achieving this.