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Working at Height

Our working at heights online course enables employers to minimise risk in their organisation by providing employees with relevant training and information. 
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Course overview

Our working at heights online course enables employers to minimise risk in their organisation by providing employees with relevant training and information.

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 define “working at height” as work in any place in which a person could fall far enough to cause injury if no precautions were in place. Even falls less than 2 metres can result in serious or fatal injury.

Falls from height are the third-highest cause of fatal injury in the workplace. Phoenix’s Working at Height training course enables employees to learn how to keep themselves and others safe. It also allows you to fulfil your legal obligations as an employer, show your commitment to the health and safety of your staff, and avoid the significant fines for employers that can result from accidents in the workplace.

Who is this course suitable for?

The working at height e-learning course is suitable for anyone whose duties include working at height. This includes employees who supervise others working at height.

Relevant professions and industries include:

  • Construction
  • Warehouses and factories
  • Tradespeople
  • Scaffolders
  • Window fitters
  • Office workers

Course programme

The course covers the following points: 

  • Legal requirements when carrying out work at height
  • Planning working at height
  • Selection of appropriate equipment
  • Equipment inspections and reporting
  • Safety control measures
  • Common causes of falls and preventative measures
  • Engaging in-course learning checkpoints

Learning outcomes

The Working at Height course aims to:

  • Educate staff on the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and how to comply with legislation
  • Identify and reduce the risks of working at height
  • Implement controls and measures to improve workplace safety
  • Recognise the proper use of working at height equipment and safe access

Next steps

Other Phoenix courses that may be suitable for successful candidates include:


There is a multiple-choice assessment at the end of the course, with results provided immediately.

Multiple course discounts

The cost of any of our short, online courses is R295.00 per candidate, per course. Employers who book groups of employees for Phoenix health and safety training can make significant savings:

  • Buy 0-24 users for R295.00 per person
  • Buy 25-49 users R195.00 per person
  • Buy 50-99 users R149.00 per person
  • Buy 100-499 users R99.00 per person
  • Buy 500-999 users R59.00 per person
  • Buy 1000 users R49.00 per person

Please contact our sales team on 0861 591 592 to claim your discount when you book 25 or more places.

Popular FAQs

  • What’s the duration of the online course?

    Phoenix's short, online health & safety courses should take 40 minutes to complete.
  • What happens if I fail the assessment?

    You can retake the assessment.
  • When and how will I receive my results and certificate?

    Once you complete the course and assessment, a confirmation of results is available immediately. This certificate can be printed or saved as proof of completion.

Why choose a course with Phoenix?

  • Expertise

    Originally founded in the UK, we are one of the leading global providers of training in health and safety. 

    Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience. 

  • Student support

    We go the extra mile to make sure our course attendees receive the best possible support, through engaging, interactive content and compact modules to keep learners attention focused through the course.

  • Pass rates

    Our pass rates for our health and safety courses are above industry average. View our to Trustpilot reviews to find out why we’re rated 4.8 stars by previous customers.