Working at Heights Awareness

From use of simple stepladders to safety harnesses, the Work at Height Regulations 2005 apply to all work where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury, and are therefore relevant to nearly all businesses.
 
This course will dispel mysteries and myths attached to the Regulations and show how they can be applied appropriately at all levels of an organisation. The course can be completed in ½ day and the content and emphasis can be adapted to be to all types of business. It can also be expanded to 1 day or further to include practical elements – correct use of safety harnesses or ladders and stepladders where required or practical.&nb

Course Aims

This course aims to enable staff at all levels to understand the risks and legal implications of working at height and the practical measures that should be employed to control them.
 

Who should attend?

  • Personnel required to work at height
  • Managers / supervisors / individuals responsible for teams or groups of employees who require understanding of working at height.

Learning Objectives:

On completion of the course candidates should have a basic understanding of:

  • Work at Height Regulations 2005 (as amended)
  • Employees and employers legal duties under Regulations
  • Hierarchy of risk control
  • Edge protection
  • Scaffolding
  • Access towers and work platforms
  • MEWPS / cherry pickers / man-cages • Fall restraint and arrest
  • Ladders & stepladders
  • Risk assessment considerations
    • Site
    • Task
    • Equipment
    • Personnel
  • Pre-use checks
  • Inspection & examination

Content:

This course not only includes the presentation of theory, but also encourages interaction with delegates and their Delegates are encouraged to ask questions and have the opportunity to discuss issues and problems within their own workplaces.

Assessment and Certification

Delegates who attend and successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate of attendance