Working at Height
Minimum of a half day
Maximum number of candidates = 10
To instruct a candidate to understand the risks and legal implications of working at height and the practical measures that should be employed to control them. The training will cover every aspect of height from step ladders to safety harnesses, with Work at Height Regulations 2005 applying to all work where there is a risk of a fall that could cause personal injury.
At the end of the course the candidate will:
- Understand the relevant health and safety regulations, guidance and standards.
- Be able to identify and select the correct form of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) against falls from height.
- Be able to select suitable work at height equipment.
- Ability to carry out risk assessments and safety inspections with regards to working at height
What the candidate should know:
- Relevant legislation including HSWA, WAH, PUWER, PPE, CE marking and EN standards.
- Understand hazard analysis and risk assessment.
- The definition of the three categories for safe work at height to include a look at the loads generated when working with MEWPs.
Facilities, objectives, health and fitness statement.
Legislation, standards and guidance
HSWA, MHSWR, PUWER, WAHR, PPE, CE Markings.
Safe work at height, avoidance, collective measures, PPE – work restraint, work position and fall arrest.
MEWP’S, ladders, scaffold towers.
Harness, lanyard and fittings
Harness types, lanyard types, fall distances, fixed vs. adjustable, loops vs. sliders, inertia devices, different connectors.
Inspections, pre-use checks and maintaining records
Inspections, examinations, traceability, effect from damage, Inspection Records.
Usage and anchor points
Typical anchorage points.
Rescue requirements and options
Individual written tests with explanation of pass requirements.
Individual practical assessments with explanation of pass requirements.
Failure means applicant will have to re-sit the course on another day.
Every successful course delegate will get issued a certificate of training.