Operative Working at Height Course

The course is specifically designed for the employee who is required to use height safety equipment as part of their day to day operational duties. The operative course will ensure that they understand the importance of suitable and safe equipment selection, for a wide range of work applications. This training will show how the Working at Height Regulations 2005 have been put into place to protect those at height. This course is tailored to your site specific applications; we will train your operatives in accordance with their trade and industries. We want to make your training experience clear, concise and most importantly relevant.

Course Details

The course is comprised of theory and practical applications to show how to use height safety specific Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). The theory part is an interactive element of the course covering everything from PPE, legislation, rescue obligations and anchorage selection. The theory is consolidated with a practical element which is tailored to your current working at height needs. Included in this is an all-important and comprehensive harness fitting session.

Aims of the Course

Competence and confidence to carry out work at height activities using the correct equipment and anchorage based on an informed selection process. To understand the duties and responsibilities of the employer/employee with regard to current regulations and hierarchy of control. To be able to carry our pre/post user checks for PPE and installed safety systems.

Course Structure

  • Introduction / Statistics / Good and Bad Practices
  • Working at Height Regulations
  • Categories of Height Safety Equipment
  • Harness fitting
  • Fall Arrest and Restraint Equipment
  • Anchorage solutions
  • Rescue
  • Inspection of PEE and Safety Systems
  • Exam and Practical

Number of Delegates and Cost

Maximum of 10 delegates
1-5 delegates: £750 + VAT
6-10 delegates: £1,100 + VAT

Who should attend?

Anyone who works at height and wears fall protection equipment as part of their day to day operational duties.


ID card and certificate issued on successful completion of both theory and practical assessments. Valid for 2 years after which the abridged refresher can be sat.

Course Duration

Half day (4 Hour) Training course