This course describes the learners responsibilities under the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and teaches them how to work safely and in accordance with the law. It explains how to carry out a risk assessment, how to select and implement control to eliminate or reduce risk and how to use work at height equipment safely.
Falls from height are one of the most common causes of injury at work. They can result in serious injuries and fatalities to people at work and others passing by, including those carrying out construction and maintenance as well as members of the public. Therefore, it’s important that anyone carrying out work at height activities understands how to work safely and responsibly and in accordance with the law.
This Working at Height training course helps you to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 by providing employers and employees with the necessary information needed to be able to successfully deal with working at height risks and control measures. This includes an understanding of how to undertake a working at height risk assessment to effectively control and manage risks, how to use access equipment safely and how to ensure that employees can reduce their risk of falls from height.
Who Should Take This Working at Height Course?
Anyone who works at height in any place, including a place at or below ground level, is required to undertake training to show that they are competent and safe in their work.
It is the employer’s duty to ensure that this training is provided: Regulation 5 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 states that employers must ensure all employees engaged in any work at height activity must be competent to do so. This includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:
- Gutter cleaning.
- Solar panel installation.
- Putting up displays.
- Minor roof work.
- Shelf stacking.
- Window cleaning.
- Unloading a vehicle.
- Machine maintenance.
Depending on your company risk assessment, further training may be required to complete the all-round skills and knowledge to carry this forward practically in your organisation.