Working at Height Training

About this Course

Working at Height is any work on, below or above ground level where there is risk of personal injury through falling and/or a potential risk to people below the work site being injured by falling objects. Working at Height training is essential to all who engage in any activities that require you to work, supervise, plan or organise work at height, include the safe use of ladders.

Who is this for?

The course is suitable for people in a range of industries, not just scaffolding and construction: people in the emergency services, military, maintenance, and even stage and theatre would be relevant delegates to attend. If you work in conditions in which you use harnesses, ladders or fall arrest apparatus, this course is suitable for you.

Learning Outcomes

This course will cover the following topics:

  • An introduction to working at heights
  • The legislation surrounding working at heights
  • The duties of an employer and employee whilst working at height
  • Aware of different types of work carried out at height and the possible hazards and risks involved
  • Aware of the importance of organising a planning prior to starting work at height
  • Aware of the safe systems of work procedures required to carry out work at height
  • Familiar with the correct types of PPE and equipment used when working at height and how to inspect them
  • Roof access and egress
  • Avoidance of a fall
  • Using ladders and step ladders
  • Scaffolding
  • Lifting devices

What are the Benefits for Employers?

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Working at Height Regulations 2005, every person in the chain up to and including the user has a duty of care both to themselves and others to know and understand the practical implications of working at height. Demonstration of competence is a key requirement to the regulations and successful complete of a course provides proof of such user competence.

Duration

0.5 theory or 1 Day theory and practical courses are available.

Certification/Examinations

A BVA certificate of training in an awareness of the safe working at height practices.

Course Prices

1 Day: £160 + VAT per person

  • Minimum attendance: 6
  • Cost for 6 students: £960 + VAT

0.5-day course available – please contact us for more information.

What our customers say?

"I can certainly recommend training with Dean Ferguson, they offer superb training and utilise your ELCAS funding to the maximum giving you the best start after the military. Dean and his team guided me whilst I was still serving and I haven’t looked back since."
Christopher Kirby
Fuels Manager / Chief Chemist
"Would just like to thank Dean Ferguson at BV Associates and his team, especially Jon Gow for the totally professional delivery of the NEBOSH NGC 1 & 2 syllabuses. Totally blown away by the the expert industry knowledge that Jon has to offer. Jon explained in detail and simple terms each and every part of the course. Initially I thought it was going to be death by PowerPoint for two weeks, however, Jon’s programming of daily home work and morning confirmatory syndicate break out revision sessions were very worthwhile and engaged all on the course with different learning styles. H&S can been seen as a ‘Dry’ subject to some but Jon made it something more worthwhile to learn and gain knowledge about. I personally feel I am fully prepared for the exams next week. Jon is a total credit to BV Associates Ltd."
John Stokes-Whittaker BSc (Hons) FCMI
Senior Manager
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