Working At Height
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Falls from height are one of the most common causes of injury at work. They can result in serious injuries and fatalities to people at work and others passing by, including those carrying out construction and maintenance as well as members of the public. Therefore, it's important that anyone carrying out work at height activities understands how to work safely and responsibly and in accordance with the law.
This Working at Height training course helps you to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 by providing employers and employees with the necessary information needed to be able to successfully deal with working at height risks and control measures. This includes an understanding of how to undertake a working at height risk assessment to effectively control and manage risks, how to use access equipment safely and how to ensure that employees can reduce their risk of falls from height.
- Written in compliance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005
- Developed by health and safety professionals
- Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
- Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day
Aims of the course
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Understand the main features and requirements of the Work at Height Regulations.
- Give examples of common working at height tasks and understand the associated hazards and risks.
- Identify the factors that contribute to persons and objects falling from height.
- Describe the control measures that control and reduce the risk of falls from height.
- Understand the proper use of access and work at height equipment and safe methods of access to reduce or eliminate the risk of falls.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
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|1||Introduction and Legislation|| |
The risks, Work at Height Regulations 2005, employer duties, and employee duties.
|2||Work at Height Risk Assessments|| |
What is a risk assessment? Identifying hazards, deciding who may be harmed, evaluating risks, recording findings, and reviewing and updating.
|3||Avoiding, Preventing and Minimising Risks|| |
Avoiding work at height, preventing falls, reducing the consequences of a fall, personal protective equipment, selection of work equipment, fragile surfaces, vehicles, training, inspection of work equipment, and emergency procedures.
|4||Work at Height Equipment|| |
Mobile towers, erecting mobile towers, safe use of mobile towers, low level access platforms, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), safe use of ladders and stepladders, and securing ladders.
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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
Who should take this course?
Anyone who works at height in any place, including a place at or below ground level, is required to undertake training to prove that they are competent and safe in their work.
It is the employer’s duty to ensure that this training is provided: Regulation 5 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 states that employers must ensure all employees engaged in any work at height activity must be competent to do so. This includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:
- Gutter cleaning.
- Solar panel installation.
- Putting up displays.
- Minor roof work.
- Shelf stacking.
- Window cleaning.
- Unloading a vehicle.
- Machine maintenance.
This online training course provides awareness education. Depending on your company risk assessment, further training may be required to complete the all-round skills and knowledge to carry this forward practically in your organisation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can this training course help me apply for SSIP accreditations like CHAS and SMAS?
Yes, our Working at Height course can act as evidence of industry-related training for accreditation applications, such as CHAS. It covers the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, which will help you understand how to fulfil the legal duties they set out. Knowledge of these topics form part of the training requirements set out by accreditation assessment bodies, so you must be able to demonstrate evidence of compliance in order for your application to be successful. Our course will contribute to the evidence you must provide during your application, to show that you have received the relevant training.
Please note that it will be down to each individual accreditation body to decide if our courses are sufficient for the training requirements of your specific business. This evidence only forms one part of your overall application process. It is up to you to prove you are fulfilling your legal duties and to supply sufficient evidence for everything the accrediting body requires in order for your application to be successful.
Does this course include a Working At Height certificate?
Yes - upon completion of your training you'll be able to download a PDF copy of your certificate immediately whilst your formal certificate will be sent by post the next working day.
How do our courses work?
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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.
Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.
Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.
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