The Importance of Working at Height Training

Working at height is one of the most dangerous activities in the workplace. Falls from height are responsible for over 300 deaths and 20,000 serious injuries each year (UK statistics).

It is imperative for employers to provide their employees with working at height training. This should cover the risks associated with working at height, the proper safety procedures, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). 

The Benefits of Working at Height Training 

  • Reduced risk of accidents and injuries. Working at height training can help employees to understand the risks associated with working at height, and to develop the skills and knowledge they need to work safely. 
  • Improved productivity. When employees are trained in working at height, they are less likely to be injured, which means that they can be more productive. 
  • Reduced liability. Employers who provide working at height training are less likely to be held liable for accidents which occur while working at height. 


Working at Height Training topics 

  • The risks of working at height. This includes the different types of falls that can occur, the factors that contribute to falls, and the consequences of falls. 
  • The correct safety procedures. This includes how to set up a safe working area, how to use PPE, and how to work safely at height. 
  • The use of personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes the different types of PPE that are available, how to select the correct PPE, how to use PPE correctly and complete checks 


Working at height training is essential for employers who want to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries. The iProtectU EHS software can help employers to provide their employees with the training they need to work safely at height.  

iProtectU EHS software can help employers to manage their working at height risks. The software includes a comprehensive library of working at height training courses, as well as a system for tracking employee training records. 

The software also includes a number of features that can help employers to assess their working at height risks, such as a risk assessment tool and a hazard identification tool. 

The iProtectU health and safety software provides: 

  • An inspection and Audit App which allows for a safety inspection creation and report of the working area and work equipment involved in working at height 
  • eLearning on Working at Height 
  • Scheduling functionality for managers to send eLearning, risk assessments and documents out to all staff via the software with tracks completion and compliance 
  • Risk assessment template covering Working at Height 
  • Management system to document control the policy on performing Work at Height 
  • Method Statement module for the creation of working at height working instructions 
  • Legal register that provides legislation guidance on working at height 
  • Incident investigation module that tracks incidents involving xxx both with an app and also via desktop 
  • Hazard observation app that staff can report and record any concerns regarding working at height e.g., using a ladder or scaffold, to the organisation 
  • Asset management App ensuring assets are recorded in the software 



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