Authorised Person Working At Height (Commercial) (APWHC)

£845 + VAT
3 Days
York,   Slough and On-site.
Course Overview
This City & Guilds accredited course will provide you with the requisite knowledge to be able to identify and advise on typical working at height activities, and the associated risks. You will also be able to check the competency of operatives, the quality of their equipment, and ensure that the correct control measures and safety documentation is in place prior to issuing a permit for work to be carried out.
Who is This Course For?
This course has been developed to provide maximum support for those who have been put forward for Authorised person positions with responsibility to implement, manage and control all aspects of Working at Height operations at site level, ensuring that a safe system of work is in place.
Start Date End Date Location Price (Ex. Vat)
Tue, 14th December 2021 Thu, 16th December 2021 York £845
Wed, 5th January 2022 Fri, 7th January 2022 York £845
Tue, 1st March 2022 Thu, 3rd March 2022 York £845
Tue, 12th April 2022 Thu, 14th April 2022 Slough £845
Tue, 3rd May 2022 Thu, 5th May 2022 York £845
Mon, 30th May 2022 Wed, 1st June 2022 Slough £845
Mon, 4th July 2022 Wed, 6th July 2022 York £845
Tue, 2nd August 2022 Thu, 4th August 2022 Slough £845
Tue, 6th September 2022 Thu, 8th September 2022 York £845
Mon, 3rd October 2022 Wed, 5th October 2022 Slough £845
Tue, 1st November 2022 Thu, 3rd November 2022 York £845

Day Morning Afternoon
  • Course Introduction
  • Health and Safety Legislation and Work at Height Regulations
  • Considerations for a Safe System of Work
  • Documentation Arrangements and Operating Procedures
  • Work at Height Risk Assessment
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Planning for Rescue and First Aid Considerations
  • Steps and Ladder Safety
  • Mobile Access Towers
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms
  • General Access Scaffolding
  • Rooftop Access
  • Masts and Towers
  • Rope Access
  • Suspended Access Equipment
  • Safety Documentation Example Scenarios
  • Assessment and Appointment
  • Auditing and Monitoring
  • Technical and Procedural Question Paper
  • Assessment Scenario
  • Safety Documentation
  • Safety Documentation Assessment Scenario Continued
  • Overview of Health and Safety and statutory regulations
  • Management Arrangements (Hierarchy of Control Measures)
  • Roles and duties
  • Assessment, appointment, auditing and monitoring
  • Climbing teams and authorised climbers
  • Personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment
  • Operating procedures (safety documentation)
  • Rooftop working (HSG33)
  • Safety Documentation worked examples and scenario
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
Everything you require for this course is provided
Course Training Team


Ashley Morpeth

Senior CS/WaH Training Consultant

Ashley is a highly experienced Senior Confined Space/Working at Height Training Consultant. Prior to joining the company in January 2020, Ashley gained his experience through a wide variety of positions within the industry, initially taking on a role as an Air Conditioning Engineer; for which he covered the installation and maintenance of these systems, before moving on to working around Europe as a Rope Access Technician and then through to the training and Authorising Engineer positions which he now holds. Ashley qualified as a Rope Access Technician through an IRATA Technician level 1 course in 2009, and from here he began to work on a self-employed basis for a range of large companies through until to 2015. In this role Ashley provided rescue cover, risk assessments, rigging and hands on working, all in a Working at Height capacity. He has since obtained the IRATA level 2 and Supervisor Technician qualifications and has progressed into teaching. Since 2015 Ashley has been involved in the training industry, and during his previous job he progressed through from a Senior Training Consultant to a Training Manager. He also spent some time providing Authorising Engineer and Authorised Person duties to clients, as well as developing and auditing Safe Systems of Work. Ashley taught a wide range of courses within his previous role; however, he was predominantly responsible for the Working at Height and Confined Space training courses.

Customer Questions

Q: What are RAMS?
A: RAMS covers Risk Assessments Method Statements
Q: What is an Authorised Person?
A: An Authorised Person is defined as someone who has been formally authorised in writing to undertake a role.
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