WORKING AT HEIGHTS
This Working at Heights training course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at height, or who employs people who regularly work at height.
The term work at height applies to a wide range of situations ranging from the obvious ones like working on platforms, ladders, scaffolds or stages to working alongside deep trenches. This is because the crucial thing to understand about work at height is that it’s not how far you climb, but how far you can fall. ‘Falls’ doesn’t just mean people falling from heights. If materials or equipment fall, that will obviously present an equally dangerous hazard to anyone below.
All working at height situations are covered by health and safety legislation. Chief among these is the Work at Height Regulations 2005. These regulations confer legal duties on employers and employees to assess, control and minimise risks and hazards from work at height.
Therefore, this course enables employees to acquire important knowledge about the correct and safe practices and learn about associated dangers of working at height. It also covers topics such as the employees and employers responsibilities, current regulations, the hierarchy of controls and the assessment of risk.
✔︎ Designed by health and safety industry experts in line with compliance requirements set by the current UK’s Health and Safety Legislation and Work at Height Regulations 2005
✔︎ Visually engaging, tutor-led course
✔︎ Approximate duration 1.5 – 2 hours
✔︎ E-learning course – learn at your own pace, save on cost and cut on travel time
✔︎ Multiple re-assessment opportunities with no additional charge
✔︎ Approved course by RoSPA
✔︎ Immediate access to a nationally recognised and approved certificate upon completion
We are confident in the high quality of our tutor-led interactive courses. Therefore, you are welcome to complete the first module of this course for free. Please, register your interest with immediate access to all our course demos.
This Working at Heights training contains eleven interactive modules and includes a brief assessment at the end of each module. These include:
Module 1: Introducing Work at Height
Module 2: The Dangers of Work at Height
- The Dangers of Working at Height
- Basic use of Ladders
Module 3: The Work at Height Regulations
- Introduction to the Regulations
- Other Important Legislation
Module 4: Summary of Duty Holder’s Responsibilities
- Duty Holder’s Responsibilities
Module 5: Employer’s Responsibilities
- Specific Legal Responsibilities of Employers
- Planning Work at Height
Module 6: The Hierarchy of Control
- Key Elements to the Risk Assessment
- The Six Key Principles
Module 7: Avoiding Work at Height Wherever Possible
- Avoiding Work at Height Wherever Possible
Module 8: Prevent Risk of Falls
- Preventative Controls
- Collective Solutions
Module 9: Minimise Consequences
- Methods for Minimising Consequences
- The Considerations in Practice
Module 10: The Risk Assessment
- Introducing The Risk Assessment
- The risk assessment in Practice
- Emergency and rescue planning
Module 11: Course Summary
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Anyone who works at height in any environment, including an environment at or below ground level, is required to undertake training to evidence that they are competent and safe in their work. This includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:
- Roofer work
- Gutter cleaning
- Shelf stacking
- Window cleaning
- Solar panel installation
- Putting up displays
- Machine maintenance
Please note, this online course provides an awareness training. Depending on your company risk assessment, further training may be required to complete the all-around skills and knowledge to carry this forward practically in your organisation.
At the end of this Working at Heights training course, participants will be able to:
- Understand what is ‘work at height’ means
- Understand the current legislation
- Know the employees and employers legal obligations and responsibilities
- Understand the dangers of working at height
- Understand how to prevent and manage risks
- Understand how to avoid falls and incidents
- Understand the risk assessment process
The online assessment is carried out on completion of each module. The pass mark for this course is 70%. You will be given the chance to review all videos and your answers at the end of each module before final submission. If you don’t pass, don’t worry! You can re-take each test up to 6 times with no extra charge.
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