The Management of Working at Height

  • Who Attends

    This Management of Working at Height training programme is designed for Managers, Supervisors and those who are self-employed that have a responsibility for working at heights within their organisation. This is defined in the regulations as, work at any place from which a person could fall a distance likely to cause personal injuryť, including above or below ground.

  • The Aim

    To provide delegates with the appropriate level of knowledge enabling them to effectively manage working at height activities and ensure compliance with relevant legislative requirements, including that for any of the associated equipment schedules.

  • Course Content

    • Legislation.
    • Organisation and planning, competence and risk assessment.
    • Selection of work equipment; guard rails/toe-boards, working platforms, ladders, positioning systems, fall arrest and restraint systems.
    • Fragile surfaces.
    • Falling objects.
    • Inspections including records and reporting.

  • Knowledge

    By the end of the training course delegates will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an appropriate level of their understanding of the specific and other relevant legislation.

    • Summarise the relevant duties and responsibilities on persons involved in working at height in relation to:
    • Applying the "avoidance hierarchy of control"ť.
    • Competence and supervision.
    • Selection of appropriate methods and safe systems of work.
    • Protection of others who may be affected by the work activity.
    • Inspection of the workplace and equipment.

    • Adopt appropriate safety arrangements as specified in the regulation schedules when using equipment such as, mobile aluminium towers (MATS), scaffolds and mobile elevating working platforms (MEWPS).

    • Summarise the requirements for:
    • Planning and organising the work and provision of emergency arrangements.
    • Care, maintenance, certification and record keeping of the equipment.
    • Safe use of equipment associated with working at height.

  • Methods

    A high proportion of discussion and group participation will be supplemented with video and classroom based tutorials as well as practical exercises.

  • Additional Info

    Delegates should provide a passport photograph on the day of training for production of ID Cards.

    Delegates should inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course.

    The content of this course includes awareness of periodic examinations of equipment. The course does not provide full training in maintenance of equipment. Additional training relating to this subject may be of benefit to delegates (further information available upon request).

    For training held at your own location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a 240v power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. Please ensure that the practical area has been risk assessed, is free from harm and is suitable for training.

  • Dates & Locations
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