This course will provide delegates with the awareness of potential hazards when working at height and the control methods required. Individuals who attend will comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005, which state that all employees must receive a qualification to ‘prove ability and competence’.

The course will cover

  • An overview of working activities involving risk of injury from working at height and typical injuries
  • Legal responsibilities including an overview of the Work at Height regulations
  • Basic hazards and factors affecting risk
  • Main precautions to prevent falls and falling materials
  • Safe working practices for common forms of access equipment
  • Safe use of ladders/step-ladders including pre-use checks, positioning and best practice
  • Inspection requirements for scaffolds/working platforms
  • Planning, organising and supervising Working at Height
  • Pre-inspection procedure/check-list for work equipment
  • Employer/employee responsibilities
  • Question and answer session

This course is designed for individuals who organise, plan, supervise and carry out work at height including:

  • Operatives
  • Supervisors
  • Managers

For the individuals:

  • Able to properly inspect and maintain the equipment for working at height
  • Ability to carry out risk assessments and select the appropriate work equipment
  • Properly plan and organise the work at height

For the employer:

  • Ensure those working at height are competent
  • Apply working at height legislation, safety requirements and working methods
  • Promote positive health and safety knowledge amongst employees

Pre-course preparation
No pre-course preparation is required for this course. Delegates are requested to complete a pre-course questionnaire that will be handed to the tutor before the first day of the course. This ensures that the course is delivered to the highest quality and is relevant to delegate’s needs and objectives.

Other courses you might look to if this doesn't quite fit what you are looking for are:

If you are unsure which course is for you or your employees, please call and speak with one of our Learning and Development Advisor on 02921 680075 or alternatively send us an enquiry here