Height Safety Awareness Training

Height Safety Awareness Training Course

Our CPD accredited Height Safety Awareness Training Course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to keep yourself and others safe when working at height.

Duration: 6 hours
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Course Overview - Why Take This Course?

Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and injuries. The purpose of this training course is to provide the information and knowledge required to protect your employees when working at height and prevent death and injury from a fall from height.

This training course is for employees and others who are in control of any work at height activity. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR) state that you must make sure any work at height activity is carefully planned, supervised, and carried out by competent people.

By the end of the Height Safety Awareness Training Course, you will have complete confidence knowing that your employees, sub-contractors, and the self-employed will have received training to the highest standard in accordance with Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR).

Course Aims & Objectives

By completing this training course, you will learn:
  • Provide employees and others with the hazards and risks when working at height
  • Introduce collective and individual measures to protect employees, sub-contractors, and others on site
  • Prevent falls by using the correct equipment for the task
  • Minimise the consequences of a fall – take sufficient measures to prevent so far as is reasonably practicable any person falling a distance liable to cause injury

Course Content

  • What is work at height (hierarchy of control)?
  • Current legislation and regulations
  • Understanding ACOP – SOP – Method statement
  • Hazards and risks associated with working at height
  • Equipment types used for work at height
  • The procedure of inspection and recording of equipment used for working at height
  • Height safety when working on step ladders, ladders, and multipurpose ladders
  • Height safety when working on scaffolding and portable towers
  • Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPS) – scissor lifts, working platforms, cages
  • Roofing access, work position, and egress measures
  • Harness, lanyard type, and fall arrest blocks
  • Rescue at height procedures


This course is accredited through Apple Group Training CPD (Continuous Professional Development). Candidates successfully completing this training course will receive a certificate which may be used as evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) within your industry.

Course Location

Apple Group Training locations are based in Leeds, Sheffield, and Birmingham. This training course can also be held at one of our 300 partner training centres in the UK.

If you cannot travel to one of our training centre locations then we can come to your premises to provide training on-site as long as your workplace is suitable.

If you would like to book a Height Safety Awareness Training Course onsite or at one of our training locations in the UK, please contact us for more information.

Meet The Expert

Richard Appleyard is a health and safety consultant with more than 19 years’ experience training companies and organisations across a wide range of industries. He delivers easy-to-understand, enjoyable, engaging, and comprehensive training at the highest level, specialising in power tools and working at height courses.

Why Choose Apple Group?

Accredited Courses
All our training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service and developed by highly qualified health and safety professionals in accordance with HSE standards.
Experienced Trainers
We have over 19 years’ experience providing training and consultancy to a wide range of industries across the UK including construction, hospitality, health and social care.
Tailored to You
Our courses can be tailored to your unique training requirements, whatever the size or shape of your company.
Train At Any Location
Whether at one of our training centres or on-site at your own premises, you choose the training location that’s best for you.

Our 5* Reviews

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“Been training with Richard from Apple Group, really good training. Would highly recommend Apple Group”
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Contact Us

For more information about the course content or to book our Height Safety Awareness Training Course, get in touch today on 0113 257 3222, info@applegroup.co.uk, or fill in the enquiry form. For a more detailed quote on costs, group bookings, individual open courses, or Train the Trainer courses, please contact us and we aim to beat any equivalent quote.

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    Additional Resources

    Working at height: a brief guide


    Working on Roofs