Work at Height Birmingham

Work at Height BirminghamWhat is working at height?

Working at height simply means an activity that refers to the works done in a place where if proper precautions were not taken or put in place; an individual is liable to fall any distance, resulting in personal injuries. An example is one falling through a fragile roof. Some of the things to show that you are working at height includes:

  • If you, could you fall from an edge, through a fragile surface
  • If you work above or below the ground level
  • If you could fall from the roof to the floor.

This applies to several work sectors, ranging pilots, firefighters, construction workers who operate cranes, window cleaners, to rock-climbing instructors.

Engaging in these types of jobs are naturally dangerous and it better to take every precaution. Training is one of these precautions to take.

Be informed that working at height doesn’t consist of a trip or slip-on level or walking down or up a permanent staircase in a property.


Some things to be aware of during working at height

  1. Floor and other surface materials: sometimes, you are required to walk in precarious conditions, even at high elevations. Some specific safety protocols must be implemented and learnt.
  2. Machinery and Hand tools: in the construction industries and other related works, dangerous tools and equipment are used daily. Sometimes, making use of these tools when you are high up and accidentally dropping them can be a lethal combination.
  3. Workers movement: when it comes to transport and mining jobs, a lot of movements are involved, and when an element of human error is being thrown in, things may get extremely dangerous. Working at height training educates workers on how to move around while on such jobs safely.


Work at Height BirminghamWhy do I need work at height Birmingham training?

You need working at height training in order for you to become a competent person who is capable of working high up.

Although, according to working at height regulations, no strict legal requirement is needed for this training. It says any person can work as long as he is “competent.” But the honest truth is that one needs this training to gain competence. The reason is that you can take a test and prove that you understand safety measures.

On the issue of the amount of training you need, it depends on the type of work activities you are engaging in. in other words, you will need more training if you are responsible for more complicated activities.

Undergoing working at height training has an enormous number of upsides, including saving lives and ensuring legal compliance. Moreover, it makes a lot of sense money-wise, as paying one is far cheaper than dealing with fines and accidents. However, the disadvantages are not just worth it at all.

Additionally, Training to work at heights is especially important because falls can result in nasty injuries and fatalities. The latest figures from the HSE show that between 2020 and 2021, 25 to 26% of all fatal injuries in UK workplaces resulted from falls from heights. We know that accidents do occur, which is why employees need this training to avoid these falls.

Another reason you need this training is for you to avoid legal compliance problems, especially if your company abide by the Working at Height Regulation. These regulations draft out specific duties for employees and employers. Some of them include:

  • Avoiding working at height whenever possible
  • Minimizing risking when you cannot completely eliminate the dangers totally.

Employees could be entitled to compensations when an accident occurs, especially when the organization fails to follow the laid-out regulations. The organization or business is liable to receive a fine as well as a poor reputation which could in turn lead to a loss of business.

When an organization start this type of legal attention, their reputations become affected. This can make the public refuse to use your services again.


What our course covers

Our course is categorized into three sections, they are:

  1. Working at Height: This isn’t limited to really being high above the ground level. The HSE (Health and Safety Executives) defined working at height as “being anywhere which if no precautions were to in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury.” This section looks at the responsibilities that an employee and employer have with regards to safety in working at height.
  2. The Risks: Working at height comes with risks, especially if you are working on a skyscraper, or you are the back of a lorry unloading goods. A lot of people think that working at height means being up high – for instance, on the roof of a building – but the thing is that most accidents occur from not more than 2 meters from the ground. This category looks at the ways to reduce the risks of working at height, precautions to be taken and the importance of risk assessments.
  3. Selecting Equipment: There are a lot of things to consider when selecting the right equipment for working at height Birmingham. There is a need to think about the stability of the surrounding area and the equipment’s suitability for the job, and a whole lot more. This last section of our course covers everything you need to know about before picking equipment to use to work at height. You will also get some useful/valuable tips on safety when using it.


Work at Height BirminghamWhat you need to know about this course

This course (Work at height Birmingham Training) makes use of the requirement laid out by the Working at Height Regulations 2005 and its best practice suggestions from the HSE guidance document and then creates a course that is concise and easy yet comprehensive, ensuring that everyone knows their responsibilities and how to stay safe.

This work at height Birmingham course is broken down into three simple and easy to follow sections: the legal responsibilities of both the employees and employers, the risk and dangers associated with working at height and staying safe, and comprehensive look at different equipment on how they may be used, their benefits as well as the risks they pose.

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