Safe Work at Height



Course code: WH1

Certificate valid for: 3 Years

Cost: From £197 + VAT per person

Location: Element Safety (Sheffield) or on your site

Duration: 1 Day

Assessment method: Continuous

Training type: 50% Theory, 50% Practical

Description:

If the task simply cannot be done from the ground (or safe working platform) and needs the freedom of movement at height, you must be able to work at height safely.

Anyone, with no previous experience, who requires the skills to access, move around, secure themselves and safely work at height – then this is for you.

Course Aims:

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

Safe Work at Height

The 1st step to avoiding a trap - is knowing of its existence!

(Frank Herbert - Dune)

The course covers:

  • Regulations, hazards, risks, and planning your work at height
  • An understanding of planning for rescue
  • Alleviate trauma and assist casualties whilst at height
  • Risk assessments and safe systems of work at height
  • Procedures for access, methods and platforms
  • Fall factors, fall protection, anchor requirements
  • Orthostatic intolerance (suspension trauma)
  • Inspection, care and maintenance of PPE
  • Harness fitting and anchor selection

The course covers:

  • Regulations, hazards, risks, and planning your work at height
  • An understanding of planning for rescue
  • Alleviate trauma and assist casualties whilst at height
  • Risk assessments and safe systems of work at height
  • Procedures for access, methods and platforms
  • Fall factors, fall protection, anchor requirements
  • Orthostatic intolerance (suspension trauma)
  • Inspection, care and maintenance of PPE
  • Harness fitting and anchor selection

The course will enable delegates to:

  • Assess, combine and use anchors
  • Be able set up and use work restraint, work positioning and fall arrest
  • Fit and use a harness, lanyards and other PPE
  • Build systems using slings, connectors, inertia reels and associated height equipment
  • Move around, secure themselves, their equipment and perform tasks at height
  • Perform immediate casualty care to a casualty in suspension

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 others at height.

If the edges need to be unprotected, if you need to work on (or on the outside of) a structure, then this will help you to assess and build anchors, apply system redundancy, minimise and arrest a fall, set up work restraint and use work positioning.

Essentially to learn practically – to be safer whilst working at height.

We can adapt solutions to fit your needs too.

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Examples of Safe Work at Height training needs:

Safe Work at Height


A maintenance operative needs to service a fan on top of a silo.

There is a ladder climb, tools / materials required and a difficult transition from the ladder to the roof of the silo.

It’s clean, but there are plenty of opportunities to slip, fall, or drop items whilst working up there.

Safe Work at Height


An engineer needs to access an overhead crane at a manufacturing company. The team needs to know the safest way to get up there, work safely and get back down again.

Plan the journey, fit the harness, tether the tools, minimise the potential fall and know what to do in case it doesn’t go to plan…

Safe Work at Height


Whilst working on a flat roof, fixing a satellite dish, there is the chance of falling off an open edge or through a roof light.

The fixing teams need to know the dangers, how to avoid them and how to keep themselves and their colleagues safe near them.

Creating their own adjustable restraint system is just one of the options to allow them to operate safely.

Some of the industries we've helped with Safe Work at Height training:

• Maintenance teams in engineering • Asbestos operatives • Scaffolders

• Engineers • Environmental consultants • Plumbers & Electricians

Support

Advice, assistance with your team’s entry and supervision, tips and support.

Training

Training

Need confined space training, 1st Aid or Manual handling training to support your team?

Need Awareness, Manager or Rescue training to help you and the rest of the height team?

If we can help you or your team with Safe Work at Height 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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Safe Work at Height 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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