According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) ” Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries. Common cases include falls from ladders and through fragile surfaces. ‘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 a fall through a fragile roof).”
In 2013/14 falls from height were the most common cause of fatalities, accounting for nearly three in ten (29%) fatal injuries to workers (RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences ).
The Working at Height Regulations 2005 requires all ‘working at height’ tasks to be properly planned. Those carrying out the work need to be competent. All risks have to be assessed, and appropriate work equipment selected, used, inspected and maintained.
This Working at Height Online Training course fully explains what constitutes “working at height”. Also, it details what is classed as a dangerous height and provides everyday examples. Additionally, it allows you to the raise awareness of the risks associated with low level falls, and improve the risk perception of low level working at heights.
The course is perfect for training employees in proper safety practices and in the use and maintenance of any equipment required to ensure they are working safely at height.
By completing the Working at Height Online Training course, users will learn the importance of fall prevention, protection systems and procedures to prevent the fall of objects. Users will have a sound understanding of the” Hierarchy of Control” – Avoid, Prevent and Reduce.
Main sections in this Working at Height online training:
- Access Equipment
- Using Ladders
- Prevent and Protect
- Final Test