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Working Safely at Height Course

1 day course
Theory 240 minutes
Practical 180 minutes
Assessment 30 minutes

Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

Book from £200

This 1 day Working Safely at Height course aims:

  • To give learners knowledge and understanding relevant to working at height. 
  • To give candidates an understanding of ladders, access systems, fall prevention and fall arrest systems, and relevant PPE for working at height.

This course is only available from MRS Training & Rescue, taught exclusively at our training centres across the UK. It includes practical training in simulated work at height situations – and is available as a City & Guilds Assured Product Certificate for an additional fee of £30. 

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 course covers all aspects of working safely at height – and includes a combination of theory and practical training.

Candidates will learn how to:

  • Use ladders safely
  • Ascend and descend from height safely
  • Select and wear the correct PPE
  • Carry out PPE pre-use checks
  • Use lanyards, fall arrest and fall restraint equipment

In addition to this, delegates will also learn theory elements of working safely from height – including:

  • The main principles of health, safety and environmental legislation
  • Approved codes of practice
  • The correct method of inspection, storing and maintaining fall arrest, work position and restraint equipment
  • The hazards and risks of working at height
  • How to reduce hazards by using a hierarchy of controls
  • Have an appreciation of procedures for rescue in the event of an emergency

To view the full course timetable click here

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 Assured Product Certificate

Certification lasts for 3 years. 


This course has a maximum capacity of 6 candidates per course. 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.

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.

The course flowed very well and was informative of the subject and regulations.
Michael Greene
Excellent course, tailored to our needs in the vessels and the final scenario was very close to what we would encounter.
Thomas Purvin
Really good course. I was completely new to ropes and had no experience in this industry. Gus is very knowledgeable and was extremely friendly and patient throughout the course and made everything very easy to understand. I feel like I've learned a lot and would happily come back for follow up courses.
George Race
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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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