This course looks at the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (amended) which were introduced with the aim of reducing injuries and fatalities whilst working at height, which includes using ladders and stepladders.
Employers and those in control of any work at height activity must make sure work is properly planned, supervised and carried out by competent people.
Employees have general legal duties to take reasonable care of themselves and others who may be affected by their actions, and to co-operate with their employer to enable their health and safety duties and requirements to be complied with.
Falls from ladders account for an average of 14 deaths per year (averaged over 6 years) anyone at work who uses or specifies the use of ladders or stepladders needs adequate information and training so that they understand their limitations and safe use.
If you or your staff regularly use ladders or stepladders in the workplace, then this course will provide suitable guidance on how to set up ladders /stepladders correctly and what type of inspections and checks should be undertaken prior to using them.
This course will cover:
• Dangers of ladder use
• Work at Height Regulations 2005
• Safe working practices
• And much more…