Stilt safety training

The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with practical knowledge and skills required to work safely using stilts.


Stilt safety training 


Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours 


The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with practical knowledge and skills required to work safely using stilts. 


  • health and safety risks and preventions 
  • personal protective equipment (PPE) 
  • clear, tidy and safe working environment 
  • safety checks 
  • walking on stilts. 

Occupational relevance 

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s): 

  • operative and craft 
  • supervision. 


There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However a basic knowledge of interior systems terminology, techniques would be beneficial. 

Instruction/ supervision 

As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have: 

  • a train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate 
  • NVQ level 2, or equivalent, in the relevant discipline   
  • successfully completed training to this standard  
  • at least 3 years relevant industrial experience 
  • a verifiable CV. 


Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment. 

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes and must comply with relevant legislation. 

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.  

The following delivery methods may/may not be used in the delivery of this standard: 

  • practical training in an on or off the job environment 
  • classroom.

This standard is considered to contain 51% or more practical training. 

This standard is considered to be set at a basic level. 


For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.   

Quality assurance 


Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.  

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard.  

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team. 


No Renewal/Refreshment Requirements - There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard. 

Approval date 


Review cycle 

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date. 

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to: 

Additional guidance to support learning outcome  

Briefly explain the health and safety risks associated with the use of stilts in a working environment. 


Protect the work and maintain a clear, tidy and safe working environment. 


Carry out the appropriate safety checks prior to using stilts including; 

  • integrity of the stilts (nuts, bolts etc) 
  • leg wrap and straps 
  • sole 
  • springs.


Demonstrate safely fitting, mounting and dismounting the stilts. 


Walk unaided for 20 metres. 


Demonstrate the correct use of tools, materials and PPE. 


Additional information about this standard 

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance: 

Managing construction health risks 

Safety topics 


Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publication: 

Health and safety in construction, HSG150, 2006.