Working at height awareness

The Work at Height Regulations (2005) are very important, falls from a height account for more deaths every year in the workplace than any other single issue. Safe working at height training is an essential for anyone where there may be a risk of harm or injury from a fall. The covers essential information on managing and carrying out work at height, including the selection of appropriate access equipment, the hierarchy of risk controls, identification of danger areas and rescue requirements.

The course will identify the relevance and implications of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 so that the individual can comply with their duties, whether planning, controlling or conducting work tasks at height.

This training session is intended as the basic foundation for working safely at height. Course delegates will be provided with the basic information required of anyone tasked with or affected by work at height to ensure safety in the workplace.

It does not cover any specific skills required to carry out a work task or to use specialist height safety equipment; these skills are dealt with by other training sessions. However, candidates will gain a thorough knowledge of all possible methods of controlling the potential fall from height.

The course is normally conducted by the use of visual presentation, theoretical illustrations, practical demonstrations and/or participation.

Course is suitable for

Anyone who works at height or is responsible for someone who does

Course Duration

Standard course: Half day (approx. 3.5 hours)

Train the Trainer course: Full day (approx. 8 hours)

We can create bespoke courses to suit your specific requirements, contact us for details.

Course content

  • Legal requirements when carrying out work at height
  • Planning work at height
  • Selection of appropriate equipment
  • Equipment inspections and reporting
  • Safety control measures
  • Common fall causes and preventative measures
  • Engaging in course leaning check points
  • End of course assessment

Additional content if Train the Trainer option selected

  • Training guidance and support
  • Participant inclusion
  • Learning styles
  • Telling vs teaching
  • Active Learning

Why Southern Power Tools?

Attendees will receive an engaging, informative and highly practical training course from an experienced trainer that will equip them with all the knowledge and skills they need.

The validation process consists of a theory test and a practical observation.

Call now for more information or book your place 02392 551931

Group Bookings

Make a booking for 6 or more employees and we can run an abrasive wheel course on a date that suits you.

PLUS – you’ll also receive a 10% discount on your booking!

Call for more information 02392 551 931

Get a fast quote

Please let us know your requirements and our specialist team will be in touch.

Your details

Enter full name
We need an address to return your tools
We need an address to return your tools
Please provide a contact number so we can keep you updated on progress

Enquiry Type

If multiple, please tell us in the notes box
Privacy Terms *
Please leave checked to agree to our privacy policy and to occassional marketing communication. We have no wish to spam your inbox and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.


Don’t take our word for it, see what our customers have to say…

Southern Power Tools  were chosen as my supplier because of the excellent customer service and advice, their choice of alternative items was impressive and delivery was very quick.

Lee Bateman, MOD

It’s great to have a company like Southern Power Tools on the CCS approved framework, they do a fantastic job of delivering both quotes and equipment in a fast and friendly manner, the customer service is exceptional.

Mick Southouse, MOD

We’ve dealt with SPT for over 2 years.  In this time they have consistently delivered a comprehensive service, delivering thousands of items for me.  Whether I need power tools, surveying equipment or simply need advice, SPT has been the go-to choice for my needs.

Highly recommend them

Fast, efficient, knowledgeable and friendly service, I’ve never had to chase for a price or a delivery in the 18 months I’ve been using them.

Other courses you may be interested in

Abrasive Safety – Train the Trainer

Training to in-house trainers to enable them to provide accurate, up to date Abrasive training to their staff.


HAVS awareness and advice

This course is designed to make attendees aware of HAVS and provide advice on how to reduce the risks.