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Working at Height

Overview

Anyone who works at height or employs people who do has a responsibility to understand the risks and safety measures around this type of work.

This course covers the basics of work at height safety and everything you need to know to about the precautions you can take when working from a height.

Audience

This course should be taken by all employees and employers who need to know about the health and safety issues involved in working at height.

It is suitable for all organisations or companies with employees whose duties include working at height, and also for self-employed individuals and others who wish to increase their awareness of work at height safety precautions, regulations and responsibilities.

Jobs these professionals undertake can range from building construction, gutter clearing and window cleaning, to shelf stacking, putting up displays, and unloading vehicles, amongst many others.

About this course

Working ‘at height’ means to work in any place where, if precautions are not taken, a person can fall a measure of distance that could potentially lead to harm to themselves or those around them. This covers work at any height – from a short ladder to the platform of a cherry picker.

This course introduces topics surrounding the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and explores how to assess risk for potential falls, the different types of access equipment, how to reduce the occurrence of accidents, and what to do if you witness a fall from height.

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion – with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.

Objectives

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • The law and regulations surrounding Work at Height
  • The steps to take to minimise injury resulting from working at height
  • How to identify which equipment to use for different situations
  • How to assess risks for potential falls
  • How to respond if you witness a fall