Work at Height Training
As a requirement of the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 and subordinate legislation, such as the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, employers must ensure that their employees have the necessary skills, knowledge, training and experience to carry out their role. The same applies to those delivering duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (2015) in terms of Client, Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.
Eurosafe (CDM Services) can provide training programmes to ensure your workforce is trained in key health and safety modules, we can also develop and deliver bespoke training to suit your business needs. Work at height continues to be the biggest cause of fatalities and major life changing injuries within industry and this activity clearly
needs close and careful management to prevent accidents.
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. Working at height includes:
- Activities or tasks on a ladder or flat roof
- Situations where you could fall through a flat roof
- Circumstance where you could fall into an opening in a floor or hole in the ground.
Eurosafe (CDM Services) provides specific training which enables workers and management to recognise the hazards associated with working at height, the importance of planning work at height properly and the correct selection of access equipment in line with the Work at Height Regulations hierarchy of control. The modules covered during Work at Height Training are:
- Work at Height accident statistics
- The Work at Height Regulations
- Hierarchy of control for Work at Height
- Selection of access equipment
- Safe use of access equipment
- Training required for particular items of access equipment
- Inspection of access equipment
- Safe use of ladders and stepladders
- Basic awareness on collective and personal fall mitigation and fall arrest equipment.