Work at Height Training

The 2005 Work at Height Regulations apply to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall leading to personal injury.

The Regulations require employers (and others) to ensure that:

  • All work at height is properly planned and organised.
  • Ensure that those carrying out the work are competent.
  • The risks from work at height are assessed and that appropriate work equipment is used.
  • The risks from fragile surfaces are properly controlled.
  • Equipment for work at height is properly maintained and inspected.

Our work at height training courses are tailored exactly to the needs of your business and cover only those topics which are relevant.  To ensure competency of workers our Work at Height Training courses start with an introduction to work at height including:

  • An introduction to the legal requirements.
  • What is work at height?
  • Dutyholders and their duties.
  • Planning of work at height.
  • Selection of equipment.
  • Fragile surfaces and falling objects.

We then add in, according to your requirements:

  • Work at Height Training: Ladders, to include:
    • Types of ladders and their use.
    • Safe use of ladders and step ladders.
    • Ladder inspections and pre use checks.
    • Proper storage of ladders and step ladders.
    • Authorised and unauthorised use of ladders and step ladders.

Should your work involve the use of scaffold towers then we can cover:

  • Types of tower;
  • Basic safety considerations;
  • Foundations, sheeting, guardrails/toeboards, access;
  • Stabilty;
  • Moving towers;
  • Incomplete towers;
  • Tower safety checks.

Subject to site and availablity of equipment the course usually includes practical exercises in the use of steps, ladders and towers.

Comprehensive notes are provided and upon successful completion of the Work at Height Training, all delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.