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Working at Heights
We offer a range of Working at Height courses for operatives; supervisors; and managers. The Work at Height Regulations apply to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury. The regulations place duties on 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).
Falls from height remain the most common cause of workplace fatality. In 2012/13 there were 46 fatalities*, over 2,500 major injuries and a further 2,727 injuries that caused the injured person to be off work for over 7 days, due to a fall from height. HSS Training has the right course to equip your workforce with the necessary knowledge and skills to prevent accidents when working at height.
This course delivers a minimum of four hours of both theory and hands on practical instruction and assessment, providing delegates with a good understanding of the principles for using and carrying out pre-use inspections of Safety Harnesses, Lanyards and Connectors in the workplace.
This course also provides each delegate with a base theoretical knowledge of the work at height regulations required to effectively reduce the risks associated with working at height, the hierarchy of control measures, correct pre-use inspection and using personal prevention and protection systems for fall restraint, work positioning and arrest.
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Working at Heights
- Health and Safety at Work Act
- Working at Heights Regulations
- Accident Reporting: Prevention and Investigation
- Fire Prevention
- Risk Assessment
- Method Statements
- Manual Handling
- Access Equipment
- Steps and Ladders:
- – Towers
- – Scaffold
- – Harnesses*
- – Machines (MEWPs)
- – Cradles
- – Roof Protection
- Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities.
- Be able to locate and identify major components of the Harness / Fall Arrest and explain their functions.
- Conduct all safety checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements.
- Select suitable type of Harness / Fall Arrest relative to the work being undertaken.
- Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for use Harness / Fall Arrest and demonstrate correct use.
- Correctly fit and remove the safety Harness / Fall Arrest.
- Carry out end of work inspections.
- Environmental considerations.
- Storage of Harness / Fall Arrest.
Working at Heights
PROSECUTION – Employers are being warned to take correct precautions when their staff work at height. The HSE regularly prosecute individuals and organisations for breaches of the regulations, particularly when these breaches result in death or serious injury to employees.
STAFF TRAINING – Under Regulations 5 and 6(5)(b), you must ensure that everyone involved in the work is competent (or, if being trained, is supervised by a competent person). This includes involvement in organisation, planning, supervision, and the supply and maintenance of equipment. Where other precautions do not entirely eliminate the risk of a fall occurring, you must (as far as it is reasonably practicable to do so) train those who will be working at height how to avoid falling, and how to avoid or minimise injury to themselves should they fall.
The Work at Height Regulations require that ?Every employer shall ensure that no person engages in any activity, including organisation, planning and supervision, in any relation to working at height or work equipment for use in such work unless he is competent to do so or, if being trained, is being supervised by a competent person?.
If you or your operatives use safety harnesses as part of your normal duties we strongly recommend that you engage in suitable and sufficient training.
Please note it is mandatory for all candidates to hold or achieve a First Aid at Work or First Person on Scene qualification when applying for your SIA license.
You must provide:
- Two identity documents from group A. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.
- One identity document from group A and two documents from group B. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.
- If you are a UK passport holder, your passport number entered on the application form. You do not need to submit the actual passport.
- Signed valid passport of any other nationality.
- Signed valid UK photo driving licence (both parts of the full or provisional licence are required)
- UK original birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth
- UK biometric residence permit
- Valid EU photo ID card.
- Valid UK firearms licence with photo
- Signed valid UK paper driving licence.
- Marriage certificate or Civil Partnership certificate, with translation if not in English.
- UK birth certificate issued more than 12 months after date of birth, but not a photocopy.
- Non-UK birth certificate, with translation if not in English.
- UK adoption certificate
- P45 statement of income for tax purposes on leaving a job issued in the last 12 months.
- P60 annual statement of income for tax purposes issued in the last 12 months.
- Bank or building society statement issued to your current address, less than three months old. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different bank or building society.
- Mortgage statement issued in the last 12 months.
- Utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, water, satellite, cable) issued to your current address within the last three months. You can only submit one utility bill in support of your application.
- Pension, endowment or ISA statement issued in last 12 months.
- British work permit or visa issued in last 12 months.
- Letter from H.M. Revenue & Customs, Department of Work and Pensions, employment service, or local authority issued within the last three months. You can submit more than one letter as long as each is issued by a different Government department or a different local authority.
- A credit card statement sent to your current address within the last three months. You can submit more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different issuer.
- Council Tax statement issued in the last 12 months.
- Child benefit book issued in last 12 months.