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Management of Working at Height Training Course

A course for managers and supervisors of work at height

Management of Working at Height Training Course

This training course is for those who hold managerial or supervisory responsibilities for planning and overseeing work at height operations. Those who attend this course will take away the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding for planning, supervising and managing working at height activities - like managing contractors who have to carry out work at height tasks.

This management of working at height course is classroom and theory based. Candidates will learn an understanding of risk assessment, safe systems of work and emergency arrangements relevant to work at height operations. Candidates are also given the opportunity to learn and develop working at heights safety documentation - such as risk assessments, method statements and rescue plans - by completing course case studies.

Course modules include:

  • Current legislation
  • Hierarchy of control
  • Selection of work methods
  • Safe use of ladders
  • Introduction to personal fall protection equipment
  • PPE inspection requirements
  • Risk assessment review and writing
  • Method statement review and writing
  • Permit issuing
  • Monitoring work at height

Key Facts

  • Duration – 1 day
  • Assessment – written test paper and case studies
  • Instructor / candidate ratio – 1:12
  • Regulations met - Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • Accreditation - MRS Training & Rescue Certification
  • Certification lifespan - 3 years
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Learning Outcomes

Delegates who complete this course will:

  • Understand the main principles of working at height health and safety
  • Learn and understand risks and hazards
  • Know the methods for reducing risk and injuries related to the hierarchy of controls
  • Understand the types of personal fall protection systems and the differences between work restraint and work positioning
  • The procedures and practices for controlling risks to health and safety, preparing for work and using access equipment
  • Personal Fall Protection Systems (PFPS) and PPE

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