Working at Height Online Course

RoSPA Approved

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. Chief among these is the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

These regulations confer legal duties on employers and employees to assess, control and minimise risks and hazards from work at height. This course covers topics including the dangers of working at height, the 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

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at height, or who employs people who regularly work at height.


On successful completion of the course you will be able to download a quality assured certificate .

This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. The certificate displays the RoSPA logo.

The Working at Height certificate does not have an expiry date. The recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. This is printed on your certificate.

Please note that this is an awareness course only, if your duties include working at height you will also need further practical training, you can get in touch with us to arrange this.

Working at Height online course overview

The online course covers topics including the dangers of working at height, the regulations, the hi-erarchy of controls, assessing risk and much more.

As working at height can be very dangerous, it is vital to understand how to safely work at height, how to control hazards and assess the risks.

The Online course has 11 modules and takes on average 2 hours to complete.


Course modules and Pass Mark


Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
1 Introducing Work at Height 70
2 The Dangers of Work at Height 70
3 The Work at Height Regulations 70
4 Summary of Duty Holder's Responsibilities 70
5 Employer's Responsibilities 70
6 The Hierarchy of Control 70
7 Avoiding Work at Height Wherever Possible 70
8 Prevent Risk of Falls 70
9 Minimise Consequences 70
10 The Risk Assessment 70
11 Course Summary 70



The online assessment is taken on completion of each training module, through several multiple-choice questions. You are required to get 70% on the tests to pass the course.

You can review all the answers before final submission and are given 3 attempts to achieve the required result.

The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. In the unlikely event that don't pass don't worry! You can call us and we will offer you 3 FREE Re-tests.