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Rooftop Safety Training Course

Learn to work safely at height on roofs

Rooftop Safety Training Course

This training course has been designed specifically for those who work at height and on roofs. Delegates who attend this course will be provided with knowledge on how to work safely on a range of roof types including flat, pitched and fragile roofs. This course also covers ladder, access and egress routes, fall prevention, fall arrest systems and all relevant PPE for working at height.

The practical elements of this rooftop safety training course will take place on our purpose-built training facilities, where candidates are taught the following:

  • How to select the correct PPE and how to carry our pre-use checks, fit, adjust and wear it correctly
  • How to safely use various fall protection systems (fall arrest and work positioning/restraint) commonly used on rooftops
  • Safe ladder assent and decent

The theory elements of this course will cover:

  • Working at height regulations and other relevant legislation
  • Risk assessments, hazards and control measures

This course also covers a general overview of MEWPS, mobile and fixed scaffolding.

Course attendees are continually assessed throughout the course and will be tested using a short multiple choice written paper, to measure the attainment of objectives.

Key Facts

  • Duration - 1 day
  • Assessment - practical assessment and multiple choice test
  • Instructor/candidate ratio - 1:6
  • Regulations met -  Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • Accreditation - MRS Training & Rescue Certification
  • Certification lifespan - 3 years 
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the main principles of health, safety, environmental legislation and approved codes of practice for 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
  • Know the types of personal fall protection systems and the differences between fall arrest, work restraint and work positioning (including anchors and lifelines)
  • Give an appreciation of procedures for rescue, emergency at height or other incidents
  • Have an understanding of accessing flat/sloping roofs and an appreciation of fragile roofs and RF equipment

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