Falls from a height is one of the most common injuries at the workplace. They can result in serious injuries and even death to people at work and others passing by such as those carrying out construction and maintenance work as well as members of the public. Therefore, it is essential that anyone carrying out work at heights is aware of and understands how to work safely and responsibly as well as following the work at height regulation and law.
- Essential information on managing and carrying out work at height
- Risk assessment and planning
- Selection of appropriate access equipment
- Hierarchy of risk controls
- Identification of danger areas and rescue requirements
- Using ladders and step ladders
- Lifting devices
- Gain knowledge of the legislation surrounding working at heights
- Opportunity to see real-life case studies of good and bad practice
The Working at Height Awareness course is aimed at learners who organise, plan or carry out work at height (people in the emergency services, military, maintenance, and even stage and theatre) and therefore need a clear and practical understanding of the Work at Height Regulations.
Learners need not have any pre-requisite knowledge or qualification to enrol for this course. However, they should be 16 years old or above. Work at Height Regulations places a duty on employers, managers, self-employed people, operatives and anyone supervising staff for working at heights where the risk of a fall is liable to cause personal injury.
At the end of the course, learners will be accessed through an short assessment paper and who successfully completes the course will be awarded a certificate of instruction which is valid for 3 years.