Whether you work at height as part of your job or supervise those who do, this Working at Height Training is essential. It covers the basic principles of Health and Safety, the legal obligations of both employers and employees, and it provides best-practice guidance designed to keep everyone safe. Falls from height are still the leading cause of death in UK workplaces
Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance. We recommend that this course is renewed every three years.
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
Working at Height is not JUST limited to being somewhere high above ground level. The HSE defines working at height as being anywhere which “if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury”. In this section, we’ll look at what legal responsibilities you and your employer have with regards to safety when working at height
Whether you’re working up a skyscraper or you’re on the back of a lorry unloading a delivery, working at height always comes with risks. When most people think of working at height, they tend to imagine being really high up – on the roof of a building, for example – but actually, most accidents from height occur no more than two metres from the ground. In this section we’ll look at ways of reducing the risks of working at any height, what safety precautions should be taken, and why risk assessments are so important.
When it comes to choosing the right equipment for working at height, there are many things you need to consider. You need to think about the equipment’s suitability for the job and the stability of the surrounding area; you need to think about the length of time you’ll be using the equipment and lots more. This final section of the course will cover everything you need to think about before choosing equipment to use for work at height, you’ll also see some useful tips on how to stay safe when using it.
In the UK, falls from height account for over a quarter of all workplace fatalities, making it the leading cause of death at work. Add to this 43,000 non-fatal accidental injuries and you begin to get an idea of just how dangerous working at height can be.
However, despite being both common and dangerous, falls from height are also completely avoidable. All it takes is a little extra care, planning, and attention to detail and falls from height can be almost entirely prevented; whilst the effects of those that do still occur can be dramatically reduced.
At its core, this Working at Height Training programme takes the requirements of the Working at Height Regulations 2005 and the best-practice suggestions of the accompanying HSE guidance document and creates a course which is simple and concise yet comprehensive, ensuring that everyone understands their responsibilities and how to stay safe.
The course breaks the topic of working at height down into three easy-to-follow sections; the legal responsibilities of both employers and employees; the dangers associated with work at height and how to stay safe; and an in-depth look at the kinds of equipment which might be used, their benefits, and the risks they pose.
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