Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries in the UK. Common incidents include falls from ladders and through fragile surfaces.

‘Working at height’ is defined as work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance that could cause personal injury. Our training gives trainees the skills to take precautions to prevent falls, and to avoid additional risk.

The working at height regulations place the duty of preventing personal injury with the employer or those who control any work at height activity (such as facilities managers or building owners who contract others to work at height). As part of the regulations, you must ensure:

  • All work at height is properly planned and organised
  • Those involved in work at height are competent
  • The risks are assessed, and appropriate work equipment is used
  • The risks of working on or near fragile surfaces are properly managed
  • The equipment used for work at height is properly inspected and maintained
  • We design courses to match your specific requirements to make sure training meets your exact needs. Our training team will check that your bespoke course meets all current legislative requirements and that you have the necessary tools and skilled personnel to work safely and efficiently at all times.

    Available courses

    Rope Rescue Technician / Operator

    This course is aimed at people who want to gain practical rope rescue technician experience and competence to work in industries such as the Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance Service (HART), Industrial rope rescue teams or to supplement existing skills such as IRATA.

    Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
    Max Delegates: 6

    Safety Harness Inspection and Wearer

    This course is designed for anyone who is required to wear a safety harness at work as a part of their workplace activity. This will include suitable inspection before wearing.

    Duration: 3 hours
    Max Delegates: 8

    Working at Height Awareness

    This course is designed for anyone who works at height. This includes working immediately above ground level and also includes working processes that can lead to workers falling into something, even from ground level such as a tank or vessel, or over an edge.

    Duration: 3 hours
    Max Delegates: 12