Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries. Common causes are falls from ladders and through fragile roofs. The purpose of the Working at Height Regulations (WAHR) is to prevent death and injury from a fall from height.
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.
As an employer you should take a sensible approach when considering precautions for work at height. There
may be some low-risk situations where common sense tells you no particular precautions are necessary and the law recognises this.
Our course consists of 6 modules
Who Should Take This Course?
This course is designed for everyone, all levels, from managers and supervisors to operators and staff who are required to work at height as part of their job role.
Do You Comply With Working at Height Regulations?
The law calls for a sensible, proportionate approach to managing risk, and further guidance on what you should do before deciding if a ladder is the right type of equipment for a particular task is provided in Working at height.
Before working at height you must work through these following steps:
■ avoid work at height where it is reasonably practicable to do so;
■ where work at height cannot be avoided, prevent falls using either an existing place of work that is already safe or the right type of equipment;
■ minimise the distance and consequences of a fall, by using the right type of equipment where the risk cannot be eliminated.
In addition to this course we are able to provide Safe use of Ladder and Steps courses either online see the link below or practical assessment via our on-site training company Kentra Training Limited www.kentratraining.co.uk The website also contains details for Harness and Mobile Tower courses which may be of interest, these are not compulsory but could be the next step in your ongoing training program.