The Working at Heights course is designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely carry out work at height activities.
Work at height refers to any work performed in a location where there is a risk of injury from falling, whether it is above, at, or below ground level. This course emphasizes the importance of understanding and implementing proper safety measures to prevent accidents and injuries in such environments.
During the course, participants will learn about the various work activities that fall under the classification of working at height. Examples include working on:
- Flat roofs
- And even at ground level adjacent to an excavation or fragile materials.
The aim is to equip individuals with the knowledge and techniques needed to mitigate risks associated with these tasks.
The course content is designed to meet the requirements set by the Work at Height Regulations. Employers have an obligation to ensure that all work at height is properly planned, organized, and assessed for risks. The course covers the importance of conducting thorough risk assessments for all work conducted at height and provides guidance on selecting and using appropriate work equipment.
Moreover, the course emphasizes the need for competency among individuals working at height. Participants will learn about the skills and qualifications required to carry out such work safely. Additionally, they will gain an understanding of the importance of inspecting and maintaining work equipment used at height to ensure its proper functioning.
Finally, the course highlights the significance of controlling risks associated with fragile surfaces. Participants will learn effective strategies for identifying and managing the risks posed by fragile materials, ensuring a safer working environment.
The Working at Heights course is conducted over a duration of one day. During this time, participants will engage in theoretical and practical exercises, allowing them to apply their knowledge and develop essential skills for working at height safely. By the end of the course, individuals will have a comprehensive understanding of the regulations, practices, and precautions necessary to minimize hazards and create a secure working environment for all tasks carried out at height.