Working at height can be defined as any work at height where a fall is liable to lead to personal injury. There is no set limit below which somebody could be deemed to not be working at height – all it takes is for an employee to land awkwardly and an injury (such as a sprained ankle) could be sustained.
Therefore, no matter what height the operation, if your feet are off ground level, you are classed as working at height and therefore need to abide by the Work at Height Regulations.
To be compliant with these regulations, you and your workforce are in need of Falls Prevention training.
Fact: In 2017, there were 43,000 non-fatal accidents involving falls from height across all industries. Over 60% of deaths during work at height involve falls from ladders, scaffolds, working platforms and roof edges and through fragile roofs.
Nearly 25% of all workplace injuries result from such incidents and Falls Prevention training is a step in the right direction.
This course will cover:
• Explaining the regulations
• Working from Height – Hierarchy of control
• Your roles and responsibilities
• Managing risk assessments
• Planning for work at height
• Selecting the right equipment
• And much more…