Course Code: MWH
Course Duration: 1 Day
Who Should Attend?
This programme is designed for Managers and Supervisors who have a responsibility for working at heights within their organisation.
To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the new ‘Work at Height Regulations 2005’, dangers associated with this type of work and how to implement the regulations and safe practices into their workplace.
- Organisation and planning, competence and risk assessment.
- Selection of work equipment; guard rails/toe-boards, working platforms, ladders, positioning systems, fall arrest and restraint systems.
- Fragile surfaces.
- Falling objects.
- Inspections including records and reporting.
By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
- Summarise the work at height regulations and associated legislation and be fully aware of their legal responsibilities.
- Plan and organise the work using competent people and undertake a risk assessment.
- Select the correct work equipment and restraint systems to help prevent falls from height.
- Carry out inspections of equipment to ensure they are safe and fit for purpose.
- Keep accurate records and report dangerous occurrences inline with the legislation (RIDDOR).
A high proportion of discussion and group participation, supplemented with video and classroom based tutorials as well as practical exercises.
- Understand the requirements of the relevant legislation, British Standards Code of Practice BS5973 and HSE recommendations for inspecting scaffold systems.
- Identify the safe working loads for working platforms.
- Differentiate between various scaffold systems and for what purpose they should be used.
- Adopt a safe working practice for the use of ladders.
- Correctly select and use fall arrest equipment during scaffold erection.
- Carry out statutory inspections of all types of scaffolds.