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Understanding Planning, Supervising and Managing Working at Height

2 day course
Theory 735 minutes
Assessment 165 minutes

Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

Book from £325

This Level 3 Award in Understanding Planning, Supervising, and Managing Working at Height is tailored for individuals in supervisory or managerial roles within industries that commonly practice working at height. These include construction, utilities and facilities management, among others.

It provides the knowledge required to plan, supervise and manage work at height. It covers health and safety and regulatory requirements, selecting and planning staff and equipment, producing work schedules and site supervision.

It is taught at our training centres across the UK – and includes practical training which takes place in simulated work at height situations. It is available as a City & Guilds qualification (6144-31) for an additional fee of £60.

Due to the nature of the training course and the emphasis placed on communication, there is only a provision for the assessments to be undertaken in English. Therefore, candidates for this type of training must be able to understand and speak the English language. 

This training course is will provide the knowledge required to plan, supervise and manage work at height. It will cover issues such as selecting contractors, staff, equipment, rescue planning and relevant health and safety. 

By the end of the course, candidates will:

  • Understand the principles of work at height 
  • Understand the requirements of a workplace health and safety risk assessment 
  • Understand the factors that influence selection of work at height equipment. 
  • Know factors that influence the selection of staff and contractors for work at height 
  • Understand planning considerations for work at height 
  • Understand the supervision and management of work at height. 

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This course is taught by highly experienced instructors who have extensive knowledge and experience of working at height.

The majority of our trainers are also real-life rescuers who have been part of emergency operations in the UK and around the world.

Delegates need to pass a written test and a practical assessment to pass this course and receive certification. Those who complete the course can choose to receive an MRS Training & Rescue certificate or, for an additional fee, a City & Guilds certificate. The MRS Training & Rescue certification aligns with the City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Understanding Planning, Supervising and Managing Working at Height (6144-31).

Certification lasts for 3 years. 


This course has a maximum capacity of 12 candidates. If you wish to train a larger group of employees, contact us to learn more about our bespoke training courses and on-site training units.

1 trainer to 12 candidates (1:12):

  • Theory training
  • Practical training & assessment
  • Written test

If you book this course online, you can pay for the course by debit or credit card.

If you wish to pay via an invoice, please enquire about the course and our team will contact you to complete the booking.

Courses start at 8.45 am and finish at about 3.30 pm

Yes – all candidates are required to bring the following for practical exercises: • Hard hat • Overalls • Safety footwear • Gloves

Course materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

MRS certificates are emailed within a week of the course being completed. City & Guilds certificates are emailed as soon as we receive them (usually within 2 weeks).

Joining instructions are sent by email – which are usually received on the same day but always within 48 hours of booking.

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Yes, free parking is available at all our UK training centres for course candidates.

Probably the best and most informative course and instruction was perfect . And being 60 years of age this is high praise from me. WELL DONE ALL.
Raymond Monaghan
Very informative and left feeling confident to work at heights. Step by step process of the practical was very clear and easy to follow.
Benjamin Weaver
Jason was a great instructor and the working at height course was informative in concise way, with good practical!
Zoë Whitehead
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The Benefits

  • We are a leading authority in confined space and at height technical rescue and we never rest in our goal to keep people safe.

  • We practice what we preach – our trainers are also operational rescue team members – so have real life stories to make the theory come alive.

  • We deliver best-in-class training so that anyone attending courses leaves capable of applying the knowledge to real-life situations.

  • Most of our courses are highly practical and feedback from delegates is excellent.

  • Nationwide service from our eight Training and Rescue Centres across the UK.

  • Are employed by us and trained to our own exacting standards.

  • Have real-life experience of working in high-risk environments and often share these with candidates.

  • Understand recognised learning styles and quickly adapt their delivery based on the needs of those being trained.

  • Ensure delegates are engaged by punctuating training with tests, quizzes and practical sessions.

  • Where possible, include information specific to delegates’ working practices so they leave ready to apply the learning in their day-to day roles.

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