Working at Height Training Online

Working at Height Training Online is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at height, or who employs people who regularly work at height. This course is also ideal for Supervisors, safety Reps and Safety Advisors. This is a theory course only and does not include a practical session with equipment. If you wish to attend a practical session please contact the office our checkout our classroom-based training.

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. These regulations are set down by European Directives and transposed into UK and Irish legislation as the ‘Working at Height Regulations’. These regulations confer legal duties on employers and employees to assess, control and minimise risks and hazards from work at height.

This Working at Height Training Online course covers topics including the dangers of working at height, 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.


Approved by RoSPA


While this Working at Height Training Online course focuses on UK Stats and Legislation, most importantly the requirements are all based on European Directives and European Norms and are applicable throughout Europe. Therefore the main reference documents used in the UK and Ireland are:
HSE (UK) technical documents such as HSG 248
The analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures, HSG 264 Asbestos: 
The Survey
Guide and HSG 247 The Licensed Contractors Guide. 

More information and Advice on Asbestos can be found in the following links.

Health and Safety Authority of Ireland

Health and Safety Executive UK

Features of Guardian Safety’ Working at Height Training Online:

  • Our Working at Height Training Online courses have been developed by leading experts
  • Our courses are accredited by either CPD, IIRSM, RoSPA or a combination of certification bodies
  • Training is entirely online with online assessments (with no time limits)
  • Working at Height Training Online courses have a full audio voice-over
  • Most courses have Closed Captioning
  • On completion, certificates are Downloadable
  • Company accounts can be created for all courses
  • Group discounts are available on all training
  • Courses are suitable for all learner types as we use a combination of video, voice-over, text, quizzes and interactive activities

Benefits of Completing Working at Height Training Online with Guardian Safety:

  • You can avoid crowded classrooms
  • You can learn at a pace that suits you
  • Learn where you want, when you want
  • Working at Height Training Online can be completed in one sitting or as many sittings as you need.
  • If you lose your cert, don’t worry you can download from your customer account at any time, or drop us a mail and we will do it for you
  • Courses are exciting and interactive so keep you engaged


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).

Module Number

Module Name

Pass % Required


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


Recommended System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7+ or Mac OSX (10.8+)
  • Browser: A modern and up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Additional Software: Flash Player (latest version)
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Working at Height Training