Working at Height for Designers and Contractors

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This one day training course considers options available to both designers and contractors in their efforts to eliminate and reduce risks from working at height. 

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 came into force in the UK on 6 April 2005. They extend the specific working at height requirements of the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996 (CHSWR) to all places of work, with some amendments.
They place specific responsibilities on all members of the construction team, from client through designer to contractor and maintainer, to minimise the safety risks from working at height.
Designers have a legal responsibility to take measures during design and planning to minimise or eliminate working at height. Contractors, project managers and those involved in the supervision of work at height need a clear understanding of the application of the new regulations and the specific responsibilities placed on them as members of the construction team.

The programme takes a considered approach to options available to you as a designer or contractor, in order to minimise risk while working at height. Suggestions are made as to how you can amend your current practices in line with these options and current Regulation.


Training courses on set dates, in ICE Training venues across the country. Suitable for those looking to attend a training course and share knowledge and practical experiences with like-minded others in an interactive learning environment.


Bespoke training programmes. These are delivered by our tutors at a time, in a location and based on a curriculum completely tailored to your needs. Ideal for organisations that have several employees wishing to take training in the same subject area, and/or have organisation-specific ideas for learning and development.

Programme Overview

Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.

Session 1 - Introduction and setting of course objectives
Session 2 - Review of fatalities in the workplace
Session 3 - Work at height regulations 2005
Session 4 - General duties under the Work at Height Regulations
Session 5 - Assessing the risks from working at height
Session 6 - Practical exercise
Session 7 - Inspecting and maintaining work equipment
Session 8 - Requirements for working platforms
Session 9 - Practical exercise
Session 10 - Examination
Session 11 - Course review and conclusion
This training course is delivered by an acknowledged expert with many years of practical experience in the construction industry.

This experience includes construction safety and CDM regulations.
Learning Objectives
By the end of this course delegates should understand:
  • The causations of accidents when working at height
  • The requirements of the Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • The requirements relating to the use of ladders, tower scaffolds, scaffolds and mobile elevating working platforms
  • Working at height risks to reduce risks by design
  • The working at height issues to carry out meaningful risk assessments
Who Should Attend?
This training course is ideal for:
  • Designers of structures where working at height is a risk for persons constructing, commissioning, testing, maintaining, repairing, cleaning and demolishing
  • Construction managers and supervisors responsible for the performance of risk assessments and establishing safe systems of work for working at height

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