Working at Heights Training

Course Information

  • Course Code: CHEL110
  • Price: £24.00
Overview

Working at height isn’t common in many industries, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an important consideration for employers.
Working at Heights has been developed to provide individuals and organisations with the knowledge required to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005. It is recommended that any workers who have to plan or carry out working at height complete this course.

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 legislation is designed to ensure that people don’t get hurt in the workplace, if you are an employer and any of your employees have to work at height at any time, then this legislation apply to you.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, falling from height is still one of the biggest causes of workplace deaths and one of the main causes of major injury, despite the risks injuries from falling from height are very avoidable.
Even in office environments, the laws surrounding working at height might apply if, for instance, an employee needs to use a ladder to change a lightbulb, or even if they are putting up Christmas decorations.

Knowing the correct ways to work with equipment such as scaffolding, ladders and access equipment can help prevent injuries and ensure the safety of workers. This course was previously known as: An Introduction to Working at Height.

What does this course cover?

This training will cover the follow topics:

  • Types of access equipment
  • Current legislation and the Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Working safely with scaffolds
  • Working safely with ladders and stepladders
  • Carrying out roof work safely
  • Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Recognise different types of access equipment and their use
  • Be aware of the current legislation relating to working at height
  • Know what is required to work safely with general access scaffolds
  • Know what is required to work safely with ladders
  • Know what is required to carry out roof work safely
What will I study?

Who should take this course and why?

This course is suitable for anyone who works at height including: Window Cleaners, painters, builders, electricians, tilers, sign fitters, tree surgeons, retail workers and plumbers. This is not a definitive list and many businesses have changing job roles that may require working at height training in the future.

This training has been created to provide learners with the knowledge required to meet the Work at Height Regulations 2005 guidelines. It is recommended that anyone who is carrying out or planning any task that involves working at height complete this course. Once completed, this course will give learners the knowledge they need to comply with the Work at Height Regulation 2005, this also includes information on how to create an effective risk assessment for the learners workplace and how to use safety equipment safely

You will learn

  • Recognise different types of access equipment and their use
  • Be aware of the current legislation relating to working at height
  • Know what is required to work safely with general access scaffolds

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • This course is recommended for anyone who plans or carries out work at height
  • This includes a wide range of professionals such as plumbers, architects, cable layers, roofers and caretakers
    Legislation

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 are the main pieces of legislation that govern this type of work. They are designed entirely to prevent injuries, and in the worst case scenario, even death. The legislation is not complex and contains various sections that are of importance to differing types of work.

For example, there is a section that deals exclusively with ladders, which will be of significance to most employers and HR departments, but there is also a dedicated section for those working on platforms and scaffolding. If you are an employer, and any of your employees have to work at height at any time, then the regulations apply to you.

You must conduct risk assessments and take the necessary precautions. Similarly, employees have a responsibility to follow instruction, and keep themselves and their colleagues safe. If you are an employer, and any of your employees have to work at height at any time, then the regulations apply to you.

You must conduct risk assessments and take the necessary precautions. Similarly, employees have a responsibility to follow instruction, and keep themselves and their colleagues safe.

Entry Requirements

None.

How will I be assessed?

Working at Heights Training Certificate

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion of the course. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records. The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. The certificates, awarded upon successful completion, can be used to log your hours against.

What can I do next?

Other E-Learning programmes and training.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk