Training Course Working At Height for UK

Working at heightsWorking at Height courses for operatives; supervisors; and managers are offered at

Aegis4training. The Work at Height Regulations apply to all work at height where

there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury. The regulations place duties

on employers, the self-employed, and any person that controls the work of others.

In as much as the employer tries his or her best to create the best environment at

work, it is upon you as an employee to stick to the rules you were given at the

safety harness training and keep yourself and others safe. It is for this reason that

you are required to pass certain tests given after your training to be employed.

Falls from height remain the single biggest cause of workplace deaths and one of

the main causes of major injury. In the year 2007/8 58 workers died and 3623 were

injured as a result of a fall from height. Ladders remain the most common agent

involved and account for more than a quarter of all reported falls from height

What is working at height? A place is ‘at height’ if (unless the Regulations are

followed) a person could be injured or die falling from it, even if it is at or below

ground level. ‘Work’ includes moving around at a place of work (except by a

staircase in a permanent workplace) but not travel to or from a place of work. For

instance, a sales assistant on a stepladder would be working at height, but the HSE

would not be inclined to apply the Regulations to a mounted police officer on

Employers are being warned to take correct precautions when their staff work at

height. The HSE regularly applying the law and penalties to individuals and

organisations for breaches of the regulations, particularly when these breaches

result in death or serious injury to employees.

Under Regulations 5 and 6(5)(b), you must ensure that everyone involved in the

work is competent (or, if being trained, is supervised by a competent person). This

includes involvement in organisation, planning, supervision, and the supply and

maintenance of equipment. Where other precautions do not entirely eliminate the

risk of a fall occurring, you must (as far as it is reasonably practicable to do so)

train those who will be working at height how to avoid falling, and how to avoid or

minimise injury to themselves should they fall.


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