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Managing Working at Height

Understanding the risks

Management of Working at Height

This training course gives learners knowledge and understanding relevant to supervise and manage tasks associated with working at height. The course will cover legislative requirements for working at height, risk assessment, planning, equipment selection and emergency arrangements. It will also give a basic overview of ladders, access and egress routes, fall prevention and fall arrest systems and relevant PPE for working at height. This will be achieved by theoretical and practical demonstrations.

Key Facts

  • Duration – 1 day
  • Assessment – written and case studies
  • Instructor / candidate ratio – 1:12
  • Award alignment - Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • Accreditation - MRS Training & Rescue certificate
  • Lifespan - 3 years
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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course delegates will be able to

  • Understand the main health and safety principles of working at height
  • Know the hazards and risks associated with work at height
  • Know the methods of reducing risk and injury including the hierarchy of controls relating to working at height
  • Have an understanding of the types of personal fall protection systems and the differences between fall arrest, work restraint and work positioning.
  • Understand procedures and practices for controlling risks to health and safety, preparing for working at height and using access equipment, Personal Fall Protection Systems (PFPS) and PPE
  • Demonstrate competency in developing a risk assessment/method statement for a working at height task
  • Demonstrate competency in planning procedures for rescue and other incidents

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