Falls from height account for approximately 20% of all fatal accidents in the workplace. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 requires all duty holders to ensure that all work at height is properly planned and that those involved in working at height are competent. The risks of working at height must be properly assessed and appropriate safe systems of work must be identified and implemented.
This training will enable delegates to have an awareness of “The Work at Height Regulations 2005” and to understand their relevance in relation the fundamentals of working at height. They will develop a basic knowledge to ensure that they become aware of the risks and dangers associated with working at height and be able to initiate a fall protection plan to protect themselves and others using fall protection/fall arrest equipment.
The course is suitable for people who will be responsible for planning or supervising Work at Height operations.
- Explain the effects of gravity and the dynamics of falling.
- Understand the importance of the key regulations on: Organisation & Planning, Competence, Avoidance of Risks, Selection of Work Equipment, Fragile Surfaces, Falling Objects, Danger Areas and Inspection.
- Discuss and explain the various Schedules attached to the Regulations.
- Explain the importance of Rescue Planning
- Course content includes:
- Gravity, the dynamics of falling & the consequences of impacting the ground
- Consequences and Statistics
- The Work at Height Regulations 2005
- The Hierarchy of Control Measures
- Post Suspension Trauma.
Course Duration: 3.25 hours contact time i.e. half day
Type of Certificate: Awareness based, valid for 3 years
Accreditations: Not applicable
Min/Max Persons on Course: 6/10
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