The Work at Height Regulations (2005) are very important, and rightly so – falls from a height account for more deaths every year in the workplace than any other single issue. That’s what makes our working at height training course essential for anyone who has to work in any area where there may be a risk of harm or injury from a fall.
Anyone who is likely to work at height on a regular basis during their normal working day should take part in this training before carrying out any onsite work at height. Anyone who supervises work at height should also pass this course before carrying out any workplace activities.
The course will cover all aspects of training at height and aims to give enhanced awareness of the dangers of working at height, not only to those working above ground level but also those at ground level who may still be injured from a fall.
For example, working alongside an unguarded inspection pit would be just as hazardous ‘working at height’ as there is the potential for a fall resulting in injury or even death. Due care must also be given to colleagues and members of the public who may be injured on the ground by those working above.
“Boss came to our site and trained 6 of our staff. Everything from the initial booking was professional and we would have no problem using them again.” – Rachel Gulpin – Microform Imaging
- Delegates will receive training in working at height, gaining insight into safe working practices for themselves and those around them
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation will be covered in more depth
- Risk assessment and safety inspections benefits and process will be highlighted
- ‘Working at height’ will be defined and explained
- Risk assessment in relation to working at height
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation
- Planning work, choosing equipment and basic maintenance and safety procedures
- Hazard identification when working at height
- The merits of risk assessment and safety inspections for all those who work at a height