Work At Height and Harness Awareness



Course code: WHA

Certificate valid for: 3 Years

Cost: From £795 + VAT  

Location: Element Safety (Sheffield) or on your site

Duration:  0.5 Days

Assessment method: Continuous

Training type: Theory

Description:

Learn about what is classed as work at height, what it isn’t….

and how to avoid it!

A basic awareness of the requirements, systems, equipment and legislation involved in working safely at height.

You don’t know, what you don’t know!

Need to educate the team? – then this is for you.

Course Aims:

To provide awareness of how to avoid working at height, the legislation involved and how to stay safe.

Work At Height and Harness Awareness

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:

  • What is work at height?
  • Avoiding the need to work at height and the regulations
  • Risk assessments and safe systems of work
  • Planning for work at height
  • Procedures for access, methods and platforms
  • Fall protection – collective and personal
  • Anchor requirements
  • Inspection, care and maintenance of PPE

Please note: This course WILL NOT qualify learners to work or move around at height.

The course covers:

  • What is work at height?
  • Avoiding the need to work at height and the regulations
  • Risk assessments and safe systems of work
  • Planning for work at height
  • Procedures for access, methods and platforms
  • Fall protection – collective and personal
  • Anchor requirements
  • Inspection, care and maintenance of PPE

Please note: This course WILL NOT qualify learners to work or move around at height.

The course will enable delegates to:

  • Identify what is work at height
  • Have knowledge of relevant assessments, systems, and appreciate the importance of controlling height tasks
  • Have a knowledge of Personal Protective Equipment, levels of height protection, protecting others from dropped objects and other control measures
  • Know the roles and responsibilities of a work at height – manager, operative and rescuer  
  • Be aware of emergency procedures under Work at Height Regulations

If you need to work at height please click here for our Work at Height courses.

 

So what does this mean?

This half day course will teach your team the regulations in an easily understandable way, where questions can be asked and advice freely given to help your team determine if the space is actually deemed as “work at height” under the regulations.

Whether or not it is truly working at height, a suitable risk assessment and some control measures to protect those around you can be a good idea anyway.

For example, signage to inform people, a record where people are working and tethers prevent dropped tools – even on safe working platforms, items drop over barriers!

DOWNLOAD COURSE DATA SHEET

Examples of Work at Height Awareness training needs:

Work At Height and Harness Awareness


I think I know what working at height is – but I’m not sure…

Neither is my boss….

Do stairs count? What about scaffolds, internal ladders on to roofs

If I don’t know, how do I avoid it?

Work At Height and Harness Awareness


As a construction manager I need to go up on to the scaffolding or platform to talk about or review the project

I’m told it’s a safe working platform…., but how do I know?

How do I keep myself safe whilst I’m up there?

Work At Height and Harness Awareness


As the production manager, myself and my team may need to visit all parts all parts of the site, throughout the production process…

If a process changes or some material needs handling differently, which then causes the team to work differently, believing they are helping the production process…

Could the team unknowingly be moving into places that are deemed at height?

Some of the industries we've helped with Work At Height and Harness Awareness training:

• Maintenance or facilities management teams  • Electrical engineering  • Mechanical engineering 

• Telecoms • Construction workers • Surveyors

Bolt Ons

Other training courses which may be of interest as a bolt on to this course:

Harness User
Ladders & Stepladders

If we can help you or your team with Work At Height and Harness Awareness training, please just get in touch. Please 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.

Support

Advice, assistance with managing your teams, tips and support.

Training

Training

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

FIND OUT MORE

further resources

Further Resources, Blogs & Videos

Just extras which may help!

FIND OUT MORE

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.

FIND OUT MORE

Contact us today:

    First Name

    Surname

    Mobile Number

    Email

    Date the services are actually needed by

    Organisation

    Number of students, additional information, or services required

    Interested in:

    Confined Space Training Height Training Equipment/Support