Anybody working at height must comply with the Working at Height Regulations 2005. It is advised that employees must avert from working at heights as much possible; but on the occasion employees need to be taught how to work safely and prevent themselves from falling. You are deemed to be working at heights if the distance in which a fall could prove to cause personal injury.
The course will cover topics such as – the legislation regarding working at heights, duties of an employer/employee, risk assessments and planning, avoidance of a fall, using ladders/step ladders and scaffolding.
The course is suitable for people in a range of industries, not just scaffolding and construction: people in the emergency services, military, maintenance, and even stage and theatre would be relevant delegates to attend. If you work in conditions in which you use harnesses, ladders or fall arrest apparatus, this course is suitable for you.
Accreditation – Akan Technical Training
Duration – 1/2 day
Validation – there is no expiry date on working at heights certificates, however it is highly recommended that you attend a refresher course every 2 years.
Entry requirements – there are no formal entry requirements. However, the delegate is to be proficient in English (written and oral).
Additional Information –
By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:
– understand related legislation to working at heights
– have a greater knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of those working at heights, as – well as those working alongside them
– have a greater understanding of the duties of an employer/employee
– have a better understanding of the associated and relevant safety equipment
Further developments / qualifications – other short courses within relevance to delegates who work at heights, such as ladders & stepladders user and inspection, harness and lanyards.