Course code: EM1
Certificate valid for: 3 Years
Cost: (For up to 10 people): From £1970 + VAT
Location: Element Safety (Sheffield) or on your site
Duration: 1 Day
Assessment method: Continuous
Training type: Theory 40%, Practical 60%
You are still working at height, but differently…
Initially our slopes course was designed to help a company’s de-vegetation teams to work safer near railway and highway infrastructure – working on slopes, embankments or cuttings.
However this training and our packs allowed non-rope people (IRATA etc) in many different roles to work safely on slopes up to 33 degrees (in certain conditions), be supervised, assisted – and have a built-in rescue system, ready to go when it was needed.
This 1 day course will teach your team the legislation in an easily understandable way, what you are able to do and how to help your team on a slope.
Despite being able to stand on your feet (and probably on the ground), there is still the potential to fall down the slope…
and people do.
Designed for those with no previous experience, who require the skills to safely work on slopes up to 33 degrees and/or supervise others on slopes and be able to facilitate a rescue if required.
Essentially to learn practically – to set up, be safer working on slopes and have a rescue plan built in, ready to go if needed.
A lost footing in slippery or wet conditions while sampling, especially when task focused or operating machinery, is a predictable risk whilst working on a slope.
The back up of a safety rope could easily prevent significant injury.
Experienced teams, being used to managing the land and the vegetation – so expanding their services in to working on slopes is a natural progression.
The team see working on a slope is like walking up hill, how hard can it be?
However the manager sees that the environment has now changed. Work at Height regulations now apply and a fall down the slope is both predictable and easily preventable.
As the manager, I’m responsible for the team’s day to day work.
Not just the job, but accessing the task, staying safe and planning for rescue if something were to go wrong…
It’s my duty to step back and plan the whole job safely…
• Search teams • De-vegetation teams • Surveyors
Advice, assistance with managing your teams, tips and support.
Need confined space training, 1st Aid or Manual handling training to support your team?
If we can help you or your team with Working on / Recovery from Slopes training, please just get in touch. Reach out us via our contact us form – but if you would rather speak to us in person and have a chat first, then we are more than happy to take your call.
Just extras which may help!