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?

"2 courses completed with BV Associates, very professional company that delivers a great standard of training. I have had the joy of Nik Taylor as an instructor on both courses and his training style and delivery of the subject matter is second to non. Thank you all at BV Associates for everything you have done to help me gain these qualifications and I am happy to recommend you to anyone."
Joe King
Director at RTJ Training Ltd
"We’ve just finished a week of Mental Health training with BV Associates Ltd who trained 80 of our staff over 4 sessions. They never fail to deliver exceptional training regardless of the subject. I will admit I was nervous putting myself on the course with 79 of my own staff but BVA gave me an overview when we booked the training and sent their trainer to explain what the course involved (at no extra cost I should add). Feedback from those who attended and on returning to work states that they felt that there was an immediate culture change. My managers reported that they felt armed with the information to, above anything else, listen - they understand that we are merely supporting and signposting - not asking them to be qualified counsellors. We had jumped on board after speaking to other companies who had spearheaded the qualification who can all show a demonstrable increase in productivity, a happier workforce and a desire to want to go to work (even the management team!). We look forward to our own results as we continue to grow as a business, together. Sceptical at first, I now realise it’s not soft skills - it is merely putting the needs of your most important asset first whilst understanding that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses working towards the same collective outcome."
Mental Health Student BVA
Business Owner
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