Accidents from working at height is still one of the most common causes of fatalities in the workplace in the UK. The Health and Safety Executive describe ‘Working at Height as:
“Work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury (for example a fall through a fragile roof).”
If you are a business or individual who feels that more training is required to ensure your own safety or the safety of colleagues, staff or visitors to the business premises then check out our fully accredited and easy to follow Working at Height Online Training Course.
This 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.
- Introduction to Working at Height
- The Dangers of Working at Height
- The Work at Height Regulations
- Summary of Duty Holders Responsibilities
- Employers Responsibility
- The Hierarchy of Control
- Avoid Working at Height Wherever Possible
- Prevent Risk of Falls
- Minimise Consequences
- The Risk Assessment
- Course Summary
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. This course covers topics including the dangers of working at height, the regulations, the hierarchy of controls, assessing risk and much more. It’s vital to understand all this because as I’m sure you’ll know, working at height can be extremely dangerous.
This easy to follow and interactive training course is accredited to the Health and Safety Executive Standards set out in the Working at Height Regulations 2005 (WAH 2005) and approved by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). All candidates who successfully complete the training will be presented with a certificate that can be downloaded and printed when needed.
The Right Track Training Working at Height Online Training Course will take users approximately 105 learning minutes and uses interactive videos with multiple choice questions throughout. Users have the option to revisit any of the course as many times as they need to. If you are unsure whether this course is for you then use the FREE Trial option.