Working at Height Training Course

Our working at height training course gives candidates an underpinning knowledge of the work at height regulations 2005 and other health and safety law.

It also gives an overview of risk assessment relating to safe working at heights.

Key facts from the HSE about work safety in the UK in 2015/2016

  1. 144 workers were killed at work.
  2. An estimated 621,000 workers suffered non-fatal injuries as a result of work activity.
  3. There were 37 cases of fatal injuries reported as a result of falling from height.
  4. 18 of the fatal falls occurred in the construction sector.
  5. 7 of the fatal falls occurred in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector.
  6. 4 of the fatal falls occurred in the manufacturing sector.
  7. If someone is injured by falling from a height, on average they will be off work for 9.4 days.

Course Candidates & Aims

This course targets employers, employees and self employed workers who are undertaking work at height, and any person that controls the work of others, such as facilities managers or building owners.

The aim of this course is to keep it simple and real, whilst all the key subjects are covered of how to work safely at height. The course concentrates on what the delegate really needs to know for the type of work being done, for specific applications and work locations.

The course focuses on what you need to know to use the right working at height safety equipment and teach you how to create the safest working environment possible. The course also develops and instructs on safe methods of working according to the trade and specific work.

Course Duration & Options

The Working at Height Training Course is a Half-Day course and would be no longer than 4 hours. As this is a half-day course, we can combine this course with any of our other In House Half-day course.

You can choose from the following In House courses:

  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Ladders & Steps
  • Manual Handling
  • Harnesses & Lanyards
  • Work at Height

Man Working at height

Working at Height Course Objectives

Attendees will complete the course gaining knowledge of the working at height regulations 2005, as well as other relevant health and safety law. You will also cover an overview of risk assessment relating to safe working at height.

On completion of this course, delegates will be competent to work safely at height, with strong hazard awareness and sound theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience of using fall arrest equipment.

Delegates will gain the ability to assess the risks and requirements needed for safely working at height and their scope of work.

They will also be able to use their job specific fall protection equipment with a high level of efficiency and confidence, as well as have the practical ability to utilise the equipment correctly and safely.

  • The ability to Define 'height work'
  • An overview of legislation applicable to height work
  • The ability to identify hazards in working at height
  • Identify accident causation in height work
  • An appreciation of planning & organisation of work at height
  • Appreciate the merits of risk assessment & safety inspections

FAQ's

How long will the course last?

This is a Half-Day course and would be no longer than 4 hours.

As this is a half-day course, we can combine this course with any of our other In House Half-day course.

You can choose from the following In House courses:

  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Ladders & Steps
  • Manual Handling
  • Harnesses & Lanyards
  • Work at Height

Where is this course carried out?

We can provide the training On-Site at your location for a minimum of 6 delegates.

We do have open courses running in Heywood in Lancashire & Brighouse in Yorkshire for single numbers. If these areas are suitable, please contact us on 01282 615517.

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