Working at Height
What’s It About?
Working at height means work in any place where, if precautions were not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. This half day course will provide your employees with the necessary information they need to be able to successfully deal with working at height risks and control measures.
It will also help them to understand how to select appropriate equipment in accordance with legislation.
Who Should Attend?
This course is ideal for anyone whose job involves working at height. This includes professions such as building contractors, telecom engineers and self-employed window cleaners.
It also includes those involved in activities such changing light bulbs, stacking shelves and loading and unloading vehicles.
Why’s It Important?
The Working at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR) came into force on the 6th April 2005. The regulations apply to all work where there is a risk of a fall which is liable to cause injury and place specific duties on employers, self employed and any person that controls work of others.
Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries. Common causes are falls from ladders and through fragile roofs. The purpose of WAHR is to prevent death and injury from a fall from height.
What Will You Gain?
By completing the course, your employees will be aware of the dangers of working at height and will know how to manage and control associated risks.
They will understand the responsibilities of both the employer and the employee under the Working at Height Regulations.
On returning to the workplace, they will be able to undertake risk assessments and follow the correct safety procedures. In addition, they will use the right access equipment to ensure they carry out their work safety and to prevent the risk of falls from height.