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Work at Height Training


Any organisation that engages in any form of work at height has the legal obligation to provide staff with the correct training. Working at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR) came into force to reduce injury to personnel in the workplace. The WAHR impose a “Duty of Care” on the employer to ensure work at height that is unavoidable is properly planned and appropriately supervised.

Employees also have responsibilities to report any dangerous activity and to use equipment in accordance with the instructions and training they are given.

Work at height means work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. For example a person is working at height if they are:
• Are working on a ladder or a flat roof.
• Could fall through a fragile surface.
• Could fall into an opening in a floor or a hole in the ground.


CLS Training:

Work at Height Awareness (1 Day) – Theory and Practical. This course is aimed at multi-disciplined tradesmen onshore, offshore and personnel who are likely to carry out work at height as part of their daily routine.

Work at Height Rescue (1 Day) – Theory and Practical. This course is aimed personnel who are selected as Work at Height Rescue Team Leaders (RTL).

Work at Height and Rescue Advanced (2 Day) – Theory and Practical. This course incorporates both the Work at height Awareness and Rescue syllabuses. It targets Work at Height focal points.

Work at Height and Rescue Refresher (1 Day) – Theory and Practical. Any personnel who has completed the Work at Height Rescue and will continue to be an RTL is required to undertake a refresher course on a yearly basis.

Management of Work at Height (Half Day) – Theory. This course is aimed at management or supervisory personnel who are accountable for compliance and accountability for those undertaking Work at Height.

Equipment and Supporting Material – All equipment required to complete the courses successfully will be supplied by CLS, and is dedicated to the purpose of training only.
At course commencement candidates will receive the CLS Training Manual, which is full of useful information and can be used as an ongoing reference tools for practitioners at all levels.

Trainers – CLS Trainers are all highly experienced and suitably qualified, therefore guaranteeing a professional standard of training at all levels and throughout the duration of the courses.

Training Facilities - Courses take place at the CLS’s training facilities in Great Yarmouth. The 12m high steel structure has been purpose built specifically for Work at Height and Industrial Rope Access training. This offers invaluable height exposure for candidates undergoing training at the top of the structure whilst allowing for close supervision. Theory work and written assessments are undertaken in a dedicated classroom on the same site.

For full details on all CLS’ training courses, availability and entry criteria please contact the team at:

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