Working at Heights, What is it?
A workspace where, if the correct precautions are not taken a person has the potential to fall and, seriously injure themselves.
The serious bit
Falls from height are by far the highest cause of fatalities within the workplace.
In 2018/2019 the HSE reported that of 147 fatalities that occurred within the workplace, 40 of them were caused by falls from height.
It was also announced that 69,208 non-fatal injuries sustained by falls from heights were reported by employees under RIDDOR in the same year.
The legal bit on Working at Heights
If you can’t avoid working at heights, then there’s certain things you need to do to ensure you are complying with legislation and keeping your employees safe. All work must be suitably risk assessed and planned and careful consideration given to what type of working equipment suits each task.
The Work at Heights Regulations 2005 were introduced to safeguard those employees who cannot avoid working at heights and aid in preventing death/serious injury caused by a fall. As an employer you are responsible for ensuring all workers carrying out this type of activity are trained and competent enough to perform the task.
The Working at Heights courses
There is a multitude of options out there for Work at Heights training and it’s important to find the right one. That’s where Training First can help. We’ve researched the market and compiled a range of suitable training options. Check out some of the options below, and if you need any help or advice contact a Training First Adviser today.
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