The Work at Height Regulations applies to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury including harnesses. The Work at Height Regulations bring together all existing work at height regulation and state the minimum health and safety requirements for the use of equipment for work at height. Employers have a duty to ensure that work at a height is properly planned, appropriately supervised and carried out in a manner that is safe.
Employers, the self-employed, and any person that controls the work of others, (for example facilities managers or building owners), who may contract others to work at height need to be fully up-to-date with the new legislation. This course is also aimed at anyone who needs to use a safety harness as part of their works.
On completion, delegates shall have an understanding of the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations (2005) and safe practices for use of a safety harness.
Be able to work at height safely.
Identify hazards & risks
Inspect height equipment before using it.
Wear the correct PPE for the job.
Think about the safety of colleagues.
Understand legislation & why?
How to inspect a harness.
How to adjust a harness.
How to read manufacturer's instructions.
Why an emergency action plan needs to be in place.
What Lanyard/Inertia Reel to be used
|Health & Safety legislation|
|What is safe working at height|
|Identifying accident prevention|
|Selection of access equipment|
|Potential safety hazards|
|Emergency rescue plan|
|Safety Inspections & Storage|
|CE & EN Markings|
|Fall Arrest / Work Position / Restraint Systems|
|4 positions of fall arrest|
|Why you never work alone|
|Who shouldn't be wearing harnesses|
This course requires a training area/room with the facilities to comfortably accommodate the maximum number of delegates. The delegates will require a table and equipment to make notes and the instructor needs power and a place to show a presentation. Delegates are also asked to bring their own Harnesses with them if available.
Our training centre is based in Braintree, Essex. Tea and coffee facilities are provided and other refreshments can be made available by request.
We can also provide on site training, please call 01376 538 501 to enquire.
Throughout the course there is a constant assessment by the instructor who will ask questions about what he has covered in the course, some may be theoretical or some may be practical. At the end of the course there is a 30 question multiple choice paper to be completed by all delegates. A pass mark of 72% is set for all delegates. Once these papers are marked and delegates passed then they will proceed to a 15 minute practical assessment. This involves fitting and inspection of Harnesses.
All delegates that succeed with the course will receive an A4 certificate of attendance that will be valid for 3 years.
|Open Course Price||£100.00 (+ VAT)|
|Closed Course Price *||£600.00 (+ VAT)|
* Maximum number of delegates for a closed course is 12.