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Working at Height

Working at height is regulated by the Work at Height Regulations 2005. It is important that the task is undertaken by a competent person, the employer or the person contracting the work must ensure that the person carrying out the task is a competent person.


What is a competent person?

Our Working at Height qualifications:

Working at Height - Level 2



A competent person

 is a person who has sufficient training, experience,

knowledge or other relevant qualities to enable them to undertake a task/job.


What legislation does Working at Height come under?


The following legislation covers Working at Height activities in the workplace:




What is a Control Measure?


An action or procedure put in place to reduce risk

 to an acceptable level.


What is a Hierarchy of Control ?


Control measures listed in order of priority.

During 2017….

Working from heights are the most frequent cause of fatal accidents


28% of the total fatal accidents in the UK


There were 43,000 non-fatal accidents across all sectors


Health and Safety Executive Statistics              u

The definition of Working at Height:


Work at height is defined as

 working anywhere,

if precautions were not taken,

a person, material or equipment

could fall a distance that is likely to cause

injury to themselves or others.