Working at Height Online Course

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Working at Height Online Course Details

Ensure your team is competent and fully qualified when it comes to working at heights with our comprehensive course from NATAS. Covering every aspect of working at heights, this working at height online course takes delegates through an introduction, risk assessments, control methods and necessary equipment. Find more working at height course details below.

Why is Working at Height Training Necessary?

This course will give you an introductory overview of Working at Heights regulations and how they can be implemented.

Falls from heights are one of the most common causes of injury in the workplace. Whether it’s a person or an object that falls, such incidents can cause serious injuries and even prove fatal.

Incidents can involve people at work and people who happen to be passing by. Working at height tasks are governed by the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAH), whose purpose is to reduce the risk of injury to oneself or others when working at height. This is regardless of where the tasks are carried out and in which industry. 


This Working at Height (WAH) online training course is suitable for both employers and employees who may work at heights or supervise others working at heights.

If you employ, manage, or supervise others working at height, it is your responsibility to ensure the work is properly planned and carried out safely using the correct methods and equipment. If you are an employee working at height, you must follow regulations and instructions and report any issues to the appropriate authorities.


This working at height course is split into four sections: 

  • Section One: Introduction to working at height: In Section One, we look at Risks associated with heights, regulations in place to protect employees and employers, and responsibilities of those involved in any work carried out at a height.
  • Section Two: Risk assessments. This section teaches employees and employers how to correctly carry out risk assessments to identify all risks that could arise when working at any height.
  • Section Three: Control methods in practice when Working at Heights. This section teaches learners about the control measures in place to help protect those working at a height, those managing the work and any other involvement to ensure a safe site and workplace.
  • Section Four: Equipment needed for working at height. This section discusses the various equipment needed that has been specifically designed to keep people safe whilst carrying out any work at a height.

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What is the pass mark for the assessment?

To pass the Working at Heights online training course, delegates must achieve a score of at least 80%. This is the equivalent of two wrong answers. Any delegates that did not obtain 80% have five attempts to resit and pass the course. Delegates who have yet to pass, please contact us after five attempts and we will be able to reset your attempts at no further charge.

Course timing

This course will take you approximately 90 minutes to complete. You can take the course online at your convenience and do not need to complete it in a single session. The course is designed that you must follow and complete each section before moving to the next. You can go back and review completed sections.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Find more information on working at heights and the necessary training in the answers to our most frequently asked questions. Alternatively, you can contact our expert team for more information and advice.

What is classed as working at height? 

Working at heights is considered any working conditions that may risk falling and sustaining a personal injury. The HSE classes a height either above ground level if the floor below is flat or ground level if there is an opening in which someone could fall through. 

The persons at risk may fall from a ledge or through an opening. 

Do you need to be qualified to work at height?

When it comes to working at heights, anyone who must do so needs to be competent. This means that they have the skills, experience and knowledge of how to complete a task under certain conditions safely and efficiently. It depends on the severity of the task at hand and how competent that person needs to be, which can be judged on the job. Some simple tasks may only require basic training, whereas others need a higher level of training and experience. 

Who is most likely to work at heights? 

Some examples of who may commonly work at height and therefore require appropriate training include;

  • Construction Workers 
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Scaffolders 
  • Telecommunications
  • Alarm System Technicians
  • Roofers 
  • Commercial Window Cleaners
  • Crane Operators

However, please note that this is a limited list. Other professions may require occasional working at-height duties, which still require sufficient training. 

Understanding Working at Height

When the conversation turns to working at height, we’re addressing a realm of activities that require performing tasks above ground level where there’s a risk of a fall. It’s an element that spans across various industries, including construction, maintenance, telecommunications, and more. Ensuring safety and adhering to regulations becomes crucial when engaging in these tasks.

In What Jobs Would You Work at Height?

Working at height is not restricted to a single field; it can include everything from construction workers building high-rise buildings to window cleaners working on skyscrapers, technicians fixing wind turbines, and even arborists working on tall trees.

What Training Do You Need to Work at Height?

Training for working at height goes beyond the basics of climbing ladders or scaffolding. It encompasses understanding safety measures, the proper use of equipment, emergency procedures, and the guidelines and regulations that must be adhered to.

How Can NATAS Help?

NATAS offers robust training programs designed to cater to the unique needs of various sectors involving working at height. They provide tailored courses, hands-on sessions, and certifications, ensuring a well-rounded understanding of working at height.

We also offer a wide range of other courses, including asbestos awareness course, duty to manage asbestos course, SMSTS online course, and many more.  

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What Are the Benefits of Working at Height Courses?

The benefits of taking a course in working at height are many-fold. It helps in preventing accidents, provides legal protection, enhances efficiency, and often leads to job progression within the field.

What Is Included in a Working at Heights Course?

The working at heights course from NATAS covers a wide array of topics, including risk assessment, use of equipment, emergency procedures, and compliance with legal obligations. It’s aimed at providing comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience.

Do You Need Working at Height Training Before Applying to Jobs?

While it might not always be mandatory, having training in working at height can give job seekers a distinct edge. Employers value this training as it showcases commitment to safety and professional development.

Is Working at Heights Safe?

Yes, working at heights can be safe, but it depends on adherence to proper safety procedures, use of correct equipment, and comprehensive training.

Why Should You Take a Working at Heights Course?

A working at height course is a vital step in ensuring that individuals are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to perform their duties safely. It’s not just a matter of fulfilling legal requirements but also about promoting a culture of safety. 

How Can You Work Safely at Heights?

Working safely at heights requires comprehensive training, awareness of the risks, correct usage of equipment, and continuous vigilance. It’s a complex task that demands both theoretical understanding and practical skills.

Why Should You Take the Course with Natas?

Choosing NATAS for working at height training online is opting for an industry leader known for its expertise, customised training materials, and a comprehensive approach to education and safety. Working at height is a complex and demanding task that requires specialized skills and training. From understanding the various jobs that require working at height, to the importance of comprehensive training and safety measures, this subject covers a wide range of aspects. NATAS plays a pivotal role in providing quality education, training, and support in this field, ensuring that individuals are well-equipped to handle the demands of working at height. Whether you are new to the field or looking to enhance your skills, understanding working at height is paramount for success and safety in your career.

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NATAS was first established in 1996 as the National Asbestos Training & Accreditation Scheme. It was the first 100% dedicated asbestos training provider in the UK and the first independent asbestos training provider to be recognised by HSE. Since then NATAS has trained tens of thousands of people in all aspects of asbestos from awareness through to asbestos removal and maintenance, asbestos surveying, material analysis, air testing and consultancy.

NATAS remains the UK's longest established independent asbestos training provider and to this day maintains itself as a highly respected training provider in the UK and worldwide.

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