Certificates


FAQ about working at height certificate.

Here is a list of questions we often get asked here at Commodious about working at height certificates.

What is a working at height certificate?

It is important to know the difference between a skills based height training course and a safety awareness working at height certificate. For example erecting scaffolding or a steeple jack require a skill set for safely working at height not just an awareness of the dangers of working at height. The majority of working at height certificate questions relate to the work at height regulations 2005.

The work at height regulations put legal duties on employers to reduce the risk of falls from height. Part of these duties are to ensure anybody working at height has had suitable safety training. An online training course that enable people who complete the course to be aware of the health and safety issues that surround working at height is perfect.

The course should have a knowledge assessment such as a multiple choice test to make sure the learner has understood how to work safely and use equipment safely. Passing the assessment the learner will be awarded a 'working at height certificate'.

Do you need a medical fitness certificate for working at heights?

Employers have a legal duty to make sure that their employees are medically fit to undertake the tasks they set them and the specific environment they are to work in. So people who Work at Height such as Industrial Abseilers, Riggers, Telecommunications Engineers and more, may require a medical to check their fitness for their specific work.

A typical Working at Height Medical involves a general health screen (vision, bmi, etc), a grip strength test, urinalysis (check for diabetes), a fitness test (Tecumshe Step Test) and sometimes a consultation with an occupational health nurse.

Is there a working at heights certificate expiry?

There is no legal expiry date on working at heights certificates that relate to safety awareness training. Skills based courses such as erecting scaffolding and medical certificates will have expiry dates. We have covered certificate expiry dates in more detail here.

How long does a working at height certificate last?

There is no legal expiry date on working at heights certificates that relate to safety awareness training. Skills based courses such as erecting scaffolding and medical certificates will have expiry dates. We have covered certificate expiry dates in more detail here.

What is a working at height training certificate?

It is important to know the difference between a skills based height training course and a safety awareness working at height certificate. For example erecting scaffolding or a steeple jack require a skill set for safely working at height not just an awareness of the dangers of working at height. The majority of working at height certificate questions relate to the work at height regulations 2005.

The work at height regulations put legal duties on employers to reduce the risk of falls from height. Part of these duties are to ensure anybody working at height has had suitable safety training. An online training course that enable people who complete the course to be aware of the health and safety issues that surround working at height is perfect.

The course should have a knowledge assessment such as a multiple choice test to make sure the learner has understood how to work safely and use equipment safely. Passing the assessment the learner will be awarded a 'working at height training certificate'.

Can you get a working at height certificate online?

Yes, this is the best value and most convenient way to obtain a working at height certificate. Use this link for details of how to get working at height certificate online.

What is working at height online certification?

If you complete an online working at height safety awareness course that includes:

  • How to carry out a risk assessment

  • An awareness of the dangers of fragile surfaces

  • Personal protective equipment that can be used

  • How to use equipment safely such as work platforms, ladders, scaffolding etc

  • Importance of fall prevention and fall arrest equipment

  • All aspects of how to work safely at height.

Then you will be awarded a working at height online certificate like this one.