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.
During the Manual Handling Awareness training course, learners will acquire the key principles of manual handling and how to apply these to their workplace. They will also practice these techniques, ensuring that they leave the course confident and proficient in moving and handling.
Health and safety legislation demands that employers assess the risk to the health, safety and welfare of their employees in their company’s activities. Those documenting risk assessments and method statements must be competent to do so and understand the technical aspects of both the tasks and the assessment process. The RAMS Awareness (Risk Assessment and Method Statement Awareness) course aims to enable you to accomplish this task.