Working at Height Training (Essentials)

Our Working at Height Essentials course explores how to safely conduct work at height, from planning it to carrying it out with the correct equipment

Key Learning Points:

  • How to prepare to work at height, including risk assessments
  • How to select the correct equipment for the job
  • How to visually inspect and prepare your equipment
  • How to safely use kick stools
  • How to safely use ladders and stepladders

Course Overview

Working at height carries a high risk of accidents and injuries. Whether you use a ladder daily or a kick stool once a month, you need to know what steps to take to stay safe.

Our Working at Height Essentials course guides you through the planning stage of jobs conducted at height and explains the way to select, prepare and use the right equipment for the task at hand.

For a more in-depth treatment of the topic, see our Working at Height Advanced course.

Course Details

  • Multiple-choice question assessment
  • Certificate on completion
  • Links to resources and further reading
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

Our Working at Height Essentials online course is broken down into three modules and an assessment. These are:

Our Working at Height Essentials online course is broken down into three modules and an assessment. These are:

Planning Your Work

Learn about factors to consider before working at height, including risk assessment and regulations that aim to prevent injury. This module covers the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, the definition of work at height, and what to consider before working at height – including appropriate risk assessments and other safety considerations.

Using Kick Stools

Learn how to carry out a visual inspection of your kick stool, then set it up and use it safely. Kick stools are designed to be easy to use. When used appropriately and set up and inspected properly, they can be a useful piece of equipment for safely retrieving items above arms’ reach. However, if used incorrectly they can pose a danger to safety.

Using Ladders

Ladders are suitable for low risk tasks of short duration. Before using a ladder or stepladder, you must carry out a visual inspection, then set up and position your ladder so that you can work safely at height. This module covers everything you need to know to use your ladder or stepladder, minimising the risk of accidents and injuries.

This course is published by Cylix

Tailored versions of the courses are available for the following sectors

Compatible for

Any Workplace

Public Sector




Fire & Rescue

The Assessment

Learners are assessed via multiple-choice questions about working at height. They must achieve a mark of 80% or above to pass. Everybody who reaches the pass mark receives a certificate.

Do you think you have a solid grounding in working safely at height? Test your knowledge by answering multiple-choice questions on the safe use of ladders, stepladders and kick stools and how to safely plan and execute your tasks at height.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

1. Individual Licenses

If you buy courses on an individual bases you pay a price per learner, per course per year. You can run these courses on your own LMS if Xapi/SCORM compliant or you can take them online.


2. Complete Bundle

Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits including our AI driven Learning Experience Platform, Astute.

1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10
£34.50 / per learner
11 - 20
£29 / per learner
21 - 50
£23 / per learner
51 - 100
£17.50 / per learner
101 - 150
£11.50 / per learner
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!
Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100
£34.50 / per learner
101 - 200
£29 / per learner
201 - 300
£24.50 / per learner
301 - 400
£21 / per learner
401 - 500
£17.50 / per learner
501 - 750
£14.50 / per learner
751 - 1000
£11.50 / per learner
1001 - 2500
£9.50 / per learner
2501 - 5000
£7 / per learner
5000 - 10,000
£6 / per learner
10,000 +

Included Features

  • All courses in our catalogue
  • Our Learning Experience Platform ‘Astute’
  • New courses added regularly
  • Branded, downloadable posters
  • Customise Course Content for Your Team
  • Regular course updates
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Unlimited help desk support
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

The Importance of Working at Height Training

It comes as no surprise that falls are a leading cause of workplace injuries – even resulting in fatalities. The human costs of avoiding proper training for work at height can be devastating.

It’s important to ensure any employee working at height has been trained and that suitable control measures are in place to reduce the risk of a fall. More than just best practice, training for working at height is a legal requirement in many countries.


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

If you work at height, you need training to carry out the task competently. Working from height causes many workplace injuries each year and can cause fatalities, so it is vital anyone undertaking this work is properly trained. Working at height training is required even if it is an occasional part of your role.

You should work on a ladder for 30 minutes or less. Ladders are suitable for light work at height. Longer jobs or heavier work require different tools for working at height, such as scaffolding. People should receive the appropriate training for any work at height to make sure they are competent to carry out the work.

There is not a specific height that automatically classes as “working at height”. However, it is defined as working at any height from which a fall could cause injury. It is also important to remember that underground work can class as work at height if a fall could hurt the person completing the task.

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