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Working At Height Awareness

Duration: 0.5 day

Maximum Delegates: 20

Minimum Delegates: 1


Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries. Common causes are falls from ladders and through fragile roofs. Work at height means 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 you are working at height if you: are working on a ladder or a flat roof; could fall through a fragile surface; could fall into an opening in a floor or a hole in the ground. Take a sensible approach when considering precautions for work at height. There may be some low-risk situations where common sense tells you no particular precautions are necessary and the law recognises this.

Learning outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, learners will know how to:

Implement strategies to avoid having to work at height if possible
Prevent falls from height
Minimise the consequences of a fall from height
Comply with personal legal duties
Select the most appropriate access and working equipment for the task.

Who the course is for:
This awareness course is suitable for all people who are required to work at height. This course provides a basic awareness of the risks from working at height, as well as practical ways to prevent falls from height.

Benefits of training for those who work at height
You will gain the knowledge, skills and experience that are necessary to select and set up working at height equipment ready for safe use and operation.
You will develop the necessary skills that will enable you to identify risks in the workplace and eliminate or reduce the risk of severe or fatal injuries.
You will be able to demonstrate to others that you are taking the necessary steps to meet the requirements under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the The Work at Height Regulations 2005 regarding your own duty of care.

Benefits of training for organisations employing those who work at height
You are taking proactive measures to manage your claims history by reducing any likelihood of industrial injury claims by your employees and sub-contractors.
You are taking all necessary steps to comply with the legal and statutory requirements including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Work at Height Regulations 2005.
You will strengthen your position when it’s time to renew your employers and public liability insurance.
You will be able to set in place safe systems and work and ensure that you get the best performance from plant and equipment.
You will be gathering the necessary evidence to satisfy the requirements of third party accreditation bodies like ISO, Investors in People (IIP), CHAS, SMAS, Constructionline, Safe-T-Cert (Safety Management Systems) and other equivalent organisations.

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