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Working from Height

Overview

Have you ever wondered how they titivate the Eiffel Tower or get to the top of rockets to clean the windows? Yeah, well neither have we. I mean, it's important stuff, astronauts do need to see where they're going, and that French fancy would rust away without the proper upkeep.

Whatever. What's more important though is keeping you and your staff safe when working at height. Did you know that working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries? It's true. If precautions aren't taken, a person could fall and end up seriously injured, or even dead.

The made-up book 'Health-n-Safety-Pedia' by British London Books defines working at height as: work in any place where, if precautions were not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. It also mentions control measures, PPE, risk assessment, walking-the-plank, as well as the do's and don'ts.

Who should take this course

As you can imagine, this course is essential training for maintenance staff, building workers and the public. You might be a school business manager, a caretaker, demolition worker, a roofer or even a one-man-band working on-board an old ship. Basically, anyone likely to encounter WFH in their working activity.

Why should I take this course

As the responsible person or employer, you have a duty of care to take every reasonable precaution to ensure maintenance staff, building workers and the public are protected from lifting hazards, and you must have measures in place to manage them effectively. This course will give you sufficient knowledge to be able to assess hazards in terms of occupational health & safety, and to manage the environment to help keep personnel safe from harm, allowing them to undertake their duties safely and effectively.

And, hey presto, this course covers exactly that. Well, it doesn't cover walking-the-plank, but it's HIGH UP on our agenda. Other high-level stuff you need to read about includes:

  • Safety precautions
  • Preparing to protect
  • Regulatory information
  • Do's and don'ts of working from height
  • Risk assessments
  • Control measures
  • Equipment you might need