Introduction to Safe Working at Heights

INTRODUCTION TO SAFE WORKING AT HEIGHT

AIM
This course outlines the key requirements of a successful management programme for working at height.

Pre-Requisite
None.

Course Duration
½ day.

Maximum Number
12 persons.

Training Aids
Lecture notes and audio visual presentation.

Assessment
2 written tests:

  • Ladder Safety questionnaire
  • An introduction to work at height – underpinning knowledge

Certification
On successful completion of the course delegates will receive a NETA certificate.

Additional Information
Meeting the needs and expectations of service users is of the highest priority to our staff. Therefore if you have any concerns or wish to make a comment about the service please contact: info@NETA.co.uk


COURSE OBJECTIVES

On completion of the course delegates will have an understanding of:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Risk Assessment / Safe System of Work
  • Working at Height Regulations
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment 1998
  • Working at Heights – Hierarchy of Controls
  • Fall Prevention – scaffolding, mobile towers, MEWPS
  • Collective Fall Protection – nets, air bags, bean bags
  • Individual Fall Protection – safety harness, lifeline
  • The safe use of ladders / stepladders
  • The Ladder Code

COURSE SYLLABUS

Introduction

  • Falls in the workplace – the scale of the problem

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

  • Duties of Employer / Employees

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

  • Risk Assessment and Safe System of work

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

  • Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • Duty holder’s responsibilities
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Fall prevention
  • Fall protection
  • Personal Fall Protection Equipment

The Ladder Code / Do’s and Don’ts

  • Stepladders

Written Assessments

  • Ladder Safety questionnaire
  • An introduction to work at height – underpinning knowledge