Anybody engaging in, planning or managing work at height activity should be suitably trained and competent to do so.

With Xytecs Managing Work at Height course delegates will acquire the required skills to effectively apply detailed knowledge to practical situations in order to ensure safe working practices.

Course Details...

Work at Height - Management.

Course ID HS031_1
Course Duration 1 day
Delegate: Trainer 10:1
Certificate Validity 3 Years
Dedicated Course £800
Safe Work at Height

Course overview

Managing Work at Height through understanding of legislation, risks and hazards, application of the Work at Height hierarchy of measures alongside implementation of suitable procedures are key elements to passing this course. In addition delegates will gain a good understanding of collective and personal preventative measures as well as selection and use of Personal Fall Protection Equipment and its pre use inspection, care and maintenance requirements.

Delegates will be assessed by the trainer during the course and a final written assessment will complete the certification process.

Course prerequisite

Delegates attending this course must meet the following minimum standards…

  • A professional attitude and a willingness to learn.
  • A good understanding of written and spoken English.
  • Numeracy skills.
  • A health and Safety background will be advantageous.
  • Work at Height knowledge will be advantageous.

Who is this course for?

Delegates attending this course will have a responsibility to plan, assess or manage safe systems of work relating to Work at Height or will be looking to undertake such duties.  Ideally from a Heath and Safety background looking for detailed information about Height Safety.

This course will address

  • Knowledge of work at height activity.
  • Detailed understanding of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
  • Understanding Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.
  • Understanding of Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations.
  • Good understanding of European Standards and Marking for Fall Arrest
  • Good understanding of work at height related risks and hazards.
  • The hierarchy of measures and how to apply them.
  • Fall arrest, work restraint and work positioning.
  • How to correctly select work equipment in particular PPE and PFPE.
  • The strengths and limitations of different types of PFPE
  • The need for efficient ground clearance.
  • The dangers of falling objects.
  • How to correctly don a full body harness.
  • Inspection and Maintenance of PPE and PFPE.
  • The correct use of ladders and step ladders.
  • Rooftop Safety including fragile surfaces.
  • Safe working in MEWPS.
  • Safety use of mobile access tower.
  • Safety on Scaffolding.
  • The need for effective first aid.
  • The need for emergency rescue.

Content and Delivery in accordance with

  • BS 8454:2006 Code of practice for the delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue.
  • BS 8437:2005 Code of practice for the selection, use and maintenance of fall protection systems and equipment.
  • BS 7985:2013 Code of Practice for the Use of Rope Access Methods for Industrial Purposes.
  • The Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Additional Reference Material

  • Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974.
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.
  • European Standards and Marking for Fall Arrest.
  • Safe use of ladders and stepladders INDG455.
  • The Ladder Association and BS EN 131.
  • Fragile roofs safe working practices GEIS5.
  • Health and safety in roof work HSG33.
  • International Powered Access Federation.
  • Prefabricated Access Suppliers' & Manufacturers' Association.