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Management of Working at Height Training Course

1 day course
340 minutes
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NB: Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

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This 1 day Management of Working at Height course is for those who manage, plan for, oversee and supervise those who work at height. Those who successfully complete this course will be compliant with all legislative requirements.

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. 

Course attendees will be taught all the necessary knowledge and skills they need to be able to safely plan, supervise and manage working at height activities – such as managing contractors who must carry out work at height tasks. This management course is classroom and theory based. Course attendees will be given the opportunity to learn and develop working at height safety documentation such as risk assessments, method statements and rescue plans.

This course covers:

  • Risk assessment review and writing
  • Method statement review and writing
  • Permit issuing
  • Monitoring work at height
  • Formulating a rescue plan
  • Current legislation
  • Hierarchy of control
  • Selection of work methods
  • Safe use of ladders
  • Introduction to personal fall protection equipment
  • PPE inspection requirements

Successful course attendees should leave this course being able to:

  • Understand the main health and safety principles of working at height.
  • Know the hazards and risks associated with work at height.
  • Know the methods of reducing risk and injury including the hierarchy of controls relating to working at height
  • Understand the types of personal fall protection systems and the differences between fall arrest, work restraint and work positioning.
  • Understand procedures and practices for controlling risks to health and safety, preparing for working at height and using access equipment, Personal Fall Protection Systems (PFPS) and PPE
  • Demonstrate competency in developing a risk assessment/method statement for a working at height task.
  • Demonstrate competency in planning procedures for rescue and other incidents.

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This course is delivered by highly experienced instructors – all of whom have completed regulated training and assessor awards in working at height training.

The majority of our instructors have worked in or rescue people from hazardous environments. This unique insight helps bring our classroom courses to life, as instructors can use real-life examples as part of the training.

Those who successfully complete this course (case study and short multi-choice test) will receive MRS Training & Rescue certification.


1 trainer to 12 candidates

  • Theory training


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.

What time does the course start and finish?

Courses start at 8.45 am and finishes at about 3.30 pm

Do I need to bring PPE?

No as this is a classroom-based course.

What is included in the price?

Course materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

How long does it take for certificates to arrive?

MRS certificates are emailed within a week of the course being completed.

When will I receive my course instructions?

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

Can I change my booking?

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Is there parking?

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

“The managing working at height training that I received, was delivered well, professionally with personal accounts which made the course fly by.” Robin Parr

“I felt that the course was a balanced approach to the kind of contractors that do work at our depot as I only held the working at height training. Thank you for the knowledge that was supplied to me by the tutor whom I felt carried out the course in a professional approach.” Chris Mason

“Great days training by MRS. Completed the Managing working at height course today full of useful information for people that will be acting as duty holder in their position. Mark Spencer our trainer explained legislation clearly and quoted from his experience giving some useful examples of things to look out for.” Nick Lines

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