Falls prevention – Working at Heights

Falls Prevention – Working at Heights

ETD’s Working at Heights Course will help you stay safe while working above ground level. 

Falls from height are the biggest cause of workplace deaths – and they cause thousands of injuries, too. To put this into perspective, 2019 saw 34 workplace fatalities from working at heights, plus 4,654 major injuries. But we could easily avoid most of these fatalities and injuries if we took the right training. Whether you work on platforms, ladders, scaffolds, or even alongside deep trenches, it’s vital that you know how to protect yourself. 

ETD’s Falls Prevention Course will help you reduce the risk of falls when working at height. You’ll learn how to assess risks and take safety measures to protect yourself and others.

What does the course cover?

  • Current legislation and the Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Assessing the risk
  • Working safely
  • Reducing and Controlling the risks

Working at Heights Course Training Outcomes

  • Employer responsibilities when it comes to working at height
  • Legislation surrounding falls prevention, including the Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Undertaking a working at heights risk assessment
  • Reducing and controlling risks when working at height
  • Working at height safely when using equipment such as ladders and guardrails

Course Modules

  • An Introduction to Falls.
  • Explaining the Regulations.
  • Working From Heights.
  • Your Roles and Responsibilities.

Test & Certification

At the end of the Working at Heights Course, you will be given a 20-question, multiple-choice test. The required pass rate is 85%. You will be able to download and print a digital certificate on completion of the course. This certificate is valid for three years, at which point we recommend you take the Falls Prevention Refresher Course every 12 months.


Main Course: Approximately 35 minutes (excluding time taken for the final exam). 

You can complete your training from anywhere at any time, whether at home or in the workplace. You’ll have access to the course materials 24/7.