Embankments – Working on / Recovery from Slopes



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%

Description:

You are still working at height, but differently…

Initially our slopes course was designed for company 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 45 degrees, be supervised, assisted – and have a built-in rescue system, ready to go when it was needed.

Course Aims:

To train and assess individuals to manage and maintain their own and their co-workers safety while working on slopes, supervise and to be able to act effectively in an emergency.

Embankments – Working on / Recovery from Slopes

The only way to reach the mountain of life is to forget about self and help other people reach greater heights

(Zig Ziglar)

The course covers:

  • Regulations, hazards, risks and planning your work at height
  • An understanding of planning for rescue
  • Slope safety system for working on embankments or cuttings
  • Setting up, and use for working
  • Supervision and team management
  • Assisting and recovering a user
  • Fall factors, anchor requirements and selection
  • Harness fitting, inspection, care and maintenance of PPE

The course covers:

  • Regulations, hazards, risks and planning your work at height
  • An understanding of planning for rescue
  • Slope safety system for working on embankments or cuttings
  • Setting up, and use for working
  • Supervision and team management
  • Assisting and recovering a user
  • Fall factors, anchor requirements and selection
  • Harness fitting, inspection, care and maintenance of PPE

The course will enable delegates to:

  • Assess, combine and use anchors
  • Be able set up and use slope system
  • Fit and use a harness, and other PPE
  • Build systems using slings, connectors, haul systems and associated height equipment
  • Move around, secure themselves, their equipment and perform tasks on a slope
  • Perform immediate casualty assist or recovery as required

So what does this mean?

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 45 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.

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Examples of Slope training needs:

Embankments – Working on / Recovery from Slopes


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.

Embankments – Working on / Recovery from Slopes


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.

Embankments – Working on / Recovery from Slopes


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…

Some of the industries we've helped with Embankments – Working on / Recovery from Slopes training:

• Search teams • De-vegetation teams • Surveyors

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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.

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Working on Slopes Equipment

In addition to the training, you need the right access and rescue equipment.

Accessing, working and rescuing casualties – you need the right gear.

We supply individual items, kits as well as build bespoke packs.

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