Work at height

Online course

£25.00 + VAT

IOSH Approved guidance for all workers, covering the requirements of the UK’s Work at Height Regulations 2005 and EU Use of Work Equipment Directive 2009.


This course has been reviewed and approved by IOSH as one of 11 IOSH approved courses that meet its high quality standards of content and learning.

Series title: Health and safety induction
Course creation date: 22 June 2016
Course unique reference number: c46ad68f-4ffd-4723-bb15-38378b8569d6
Version number: 1.0
Language: English
Country/region: UK
Format: HTML 5
Interoperability: SCORM 1.2 compatible
Browser compatibility: multi-browser supported
Hardware compatibility: responsive, works on smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs

Whatever your working environment may be, whether indoors or outdoors, in an office or construction site, working at height brings associated risks that could cause injury to yourself, your colleagues, or even an innocent passer-by.   How can we best avoid these risks from resulting in an injury?

This IOSH approved online course explores the hazards and risks of working at height, identifies control measures that can be taken to minimise these risks and encourage safety, and what issues the various work at height control measures may have.

Work at Height is a 30 to 40 minute introductory level eLearning course designed to introduce people to the hazards associated with everyday work at height tasks and the best practice control measures that should be considered to aid safe working and avoid injury to themselves, or others.

At the end of the course you will have an understanding of:

  • the various workplace locations that involve working at height
  • The hazards and risks involved in work at height
  • The steps that can be taken to avoid work at height
  • How to prevent falls, and minimise the distance and consequences of a fall
  • Safe work at height techniques and control measures

Licensing options

Single user licence

Book now and start studying online in minutes through the International Workplace Academy. Order online and save 10%.
  • Instant access, 30-40 mins study time.
  • Study when you like, where you like, through our online International Workplace Academy.
  • Gain an IOSH-approved course certificate on successful completion of the course.

Multi-user licence

Businesses can save money with discounted rates for multiple learners, or buy access to this course as part of a subscription to the Health and safety induction series.

For smooth eLearning delivery with real-time tracking and powerful reporting, you can run this course on SELMA, our cloud-based learning platform, for an unlimited number of learners. 

If you already have your own learning management system (LMS), this course is SCORM 1.2 conformant so you can plug and play this and all our other eLearning course into your existing system with no problems.

Next steps

To book now or request a demonstration, call us on +44 (0)333 210 1995, email our course advisors, or request a call back about this course.


On successful completion of this IOSH approved course, delegates will recived an IOSH stamped certificate

Entry requirements

This IOSH approved course has no entry requirments

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Full support until you pass

This IOSH course benefits from our Pass Promise scheme. This means that should a delegate fail two exam attempts, International Workplace can reset the course free of charge in order for you to re-study and pass.

We provide a Pass Promise scheme for all of our courses with an eLearning option so even if you study via an alternative method you still recieve free access should you fail any part of the course.


Unit 1: Course introduction

  • Aims and learning outcomes

Unit 2: What is work at height?

  • Defining ‘work at height’
  • Identifying common tasks involving working at height
  • Identifying the common causes of injury

Unit 3: Identifying the hazards of working at height

  • What are the associated hazards?
  • What are the associated risks?
  • Avoiding, preventing and minimising risks
  • Identifying inappropriate equipment that may increase risk

Unit 4: Identifying appropriate equipment for everyday tasks

  • Identifying ways to avoid working at height
  • What equipment is appropriate for everyday tasks?
  • Identifying best practice considerations when using height-gaining equipment
  • Identifying appropriate levels of training
  • Checking equipment before use
  • Positioning yourself - using best practice
  • Considerations for ladders, stepladders and kick stools
  • Recognising when additional assessments are required

Unit 5: Course assessment

  • Ten question multiple-choice online assessment
  • SCORM conformant.
  • Compatible with Internet Explorer 9 and above, Chrome and Safari web browsers.
  • Responsive design suitable for desktop PCs, laptops and iPads