Working at Heights with Safe Use of Ladders and Harnesses Training
Delegates will be provided with a thorough understanding of the Working at Heights Regulations 2005 to ensure that they are aware of the dangers and risks associated with working at height.
Delegates will develop knowledge and skills to enable them to initiate a fall protection plan to protect both themselves and others using fall protection/fall arrest equipment.
The course material and handouts are used in conjunction with the Working at Height Regulations 2005.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course is designed for managers, supervisors and operatives, who may need to work at heights, require fall arrest protection and/or are responsible for working at heights in their workplace. Delegates do not require any previous experience.
Knowledge of the work at heights regulations and legal obligations
Law and standards relating to ladders and stepladders
To understand employer and employee responsibilities
To understand the effects of gravity and the dynamics of falling
Knowledge and skill to plan and organise the work and undertake a risk assessment
To understand the role of fall arrest equipment and safety equipment
Understand the need to maintain, clean and store equipment correctly
Knowledge and skill to select the correct equipment and restraint system to help prevent falls from height and to use it in accordance with the manufacturer???s instructions
Ability to undertake inspections of equipment
Understand the principles of selection, positioning and securing of ladders as access points or to use for work
Knowledge and skill on how to recover a person saved by fall arrest equipment
Employer and employee responsibility
Organisation and planning, competence and risk assessment
Selection of work equipment
Safe use of ladders and steps including practical exercise
Record finding & recommended action if faults are found
Prevention of falls
Fall arrest systems & Falling objects
Equipment maintenance and storage
Safety awareness including practical exercise