Do you have employees working at heights? You’ll need to ensure their safety by providing sufficient information, instruction and training
As one of the biggest causes of work fatalities and the second largest cause of all serious injury, falling from a height is one of the most dangerous issues your employees face. Whether its falling from a ladder while working, or falling through a fragile roof, working at heights requires sound knowledge of health and safety practice.
Providing employees with appropriate, proportionate information through a working at heights course is a legal requirement and you must take reasonable care of your employees if they are working on ladders, using lifting equipment such as Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs), or at any height that could lead to significant injury.
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Do my employees need to undertake a working at heights course?
Yes, however, the level of training is dependent on what you’re asking your employees to do. The training could be a simple set of instructions of how to use a ladder for a short period. That training could be covered via a tool box talk.
On the other hand, if your employees are working at a significant height for a longer period, and the work is more complex, the training needs to be more commensurate with the risk.
As the employer, you need to ensure that your workers are provided with sufficient information, instruction and training that will allow them to work in a safe manner with minimal risk of injury.
Our online working at heights course
This course is aimed at anyone who works at height or who employs someone to work at height. We have stripped out the legal jargon in the regulations and provided information in a concise and easy to follow manner via the online course. To ensure that the requirements of the regulations are covered, the following modules are included in the training:
- Introducing work at height
- The dangers of work at height
- The work at height regulations
- Summary of duty holders responsibilities
- Employer’s responsibilities
- The hierarchy of control
- Avoiding working at height wherever possible
- Prevent risk of falls
- Minimise consequences
- The risk assessment
- Course summary
How much does the working at heights course cost?
The working at heights course costs £35 per person/license and can be ordered directly from here.
If you need to provide this training to multiple employees, please get in touch as we might be able to provide a discount based on the number of licenses required.
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