Working at Height



Aims & Objectives

Any person who, during the course of their employment, has to work at any height needs to be trained and competent to do so and able to consider the risks they pose to themselves and to others by engaging in working at height. Working at height would include the use of steps and small step ladders in an office or non-industrial environment. The removal of the “2 metre rule” means that any person working in an elevated position (off the ground) is deemed to be working at height.

The Work at Height Regulations 2005(1) came into force on 6 April 2005. The Regulations apply to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury.
They place duties on employers, the self-employed, and any person that controls the work of others (for example facilities managers or building owners who may contract others to work at height).


• Knowledge and recognition of defects to be found in pre use inspection
• Safe methods of transporting and moving ladders to the work location
• One and two person handling of ladders including erection of double expansion ladders
• Safe use of ladders at their correct base to height ratio
• Appreciation of the Working At Height Regulations 2005
• Current legislation relevant to Ladders & Steps
• Ladder Types, Specifications & Standards
• Care & Maintenance of Ladders
• Selecting the right tool for the job
• User Responsibilities
• Risk Assessment Overview
• How to perform a suitable and sufficient Risk Assessment


1 day with a CATCH Skills accredited certificate.


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If you would like to make a block booking for a bespoke training course please contact us on 01469 552832 or email for more details


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    Redwood Park Estate
    DN41 8TH
    Company no. 03837010



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