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Working at Heights Awareness

One of the biggest causes of injuries and fatalities is from working at heights, falling from ladders and through fragile surfaces being the commonest cases.

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) describes Working at Height as “work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury (for example a fall through a fragile roof).

Work needs to be properly planned, supervised and carried out by competent, skilled individuals who have the knowledge and experience to do the job.

Who is the course for?

Anyone who works at height in any place is required to undertake training to prove that they are competent and safe in their work.

It is the employer’s duty to ensure that this training is provided: Regulation 5 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 states that employers must ensure all employees engaged in any work at height activity must be competent to do so.

Course Content

  • Legal Duties imposed by the working at height regulations 2005
  • The risk assessment process
  • The Hierarchy of control measures
  • Selection of appropriate work equipment
  • Use of ladders and tower scaffolding


1/2 day  (4 hours) – classroom based theory session.

Assessment & Certification

There is no assessment, test or exam for this course.

A Newlands Training Ltd Attendance Certificate will be issued to attendees as evidence that they have attended an approved course.


1/2 day – £350 + VAT for up to 10 people

Cancellation Policy

Newlands Training Ltd have the following cancellation policy:

  • 7 working days notice, full fee refund, less administration charge of £25.00
  • 3-7 working days notice, 50% fee refund
  • 1-3 working days notice, 25% fee refund
  • Less than 1 days notice, no refund

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Current Status

Some Courses are still able to take place during Lockdown 3 – please MAKE CONTACT for current list of training dates and Covid arrangements.


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