The term work at height applies to a wide range of situations ranging from the obvious ones like working on platforms, ladders, scaffolds or stages to working alongside deep trenches. This is because the crucial thing to understand about work at height is that it’s not how far you climb, but how far you can fall. ‘Falls’ doesn’t just mean people falling from heights. If materials or equipment fall, that will obviously present an equally dangerous hazard to anyone below.
All working at height situations are covered by health and safety legislation. Chief among these is the Work at Height Regulations 2005. These regulations confer legal duties on employers and employees to assess, control and minimise risks and hazards from work at height.
This course covers topics including the dangers of working at height, the regulations, the hierarchy of controls, assessing risk and much more.
Introducing Work at Height
The Dangers of Work at Height
The Work at Height Regulations
Duty Holder's Responsibilities
The Hierarchy of Control
Avoiding Work at Height Wherever Possible
Prevent Risk of Falls
The Risk Assessment
This course is assessed wholly online, with interactive tutor lead questions. Questions are multiple choice and learners are required to achieve a pass mark of 70% before being allowed to proceed to the next module.
Learners are permitted three attempts at passing a module, before being considered for referral. Don’t worry! the video training material can be reviewed as many times as you like before taking the multiple choice questions.
Your certificate will be available to print after successful completion of all modules.