The importance of training for work at height
Here we take a look at training for work at height, why you need it and what benefits you’ll see from doing the training.
Why do you need work at height training?
Working at height is dangerous, and in many cases unavoidable. Being trained and therefore equipped to understand how to work at height safely is vitally important and it isn’t just the construction industry where working at height should be a consideration, either. A common misconception of work at height is that of a worker hundreds of feet in the air, held on by a safety harness, but HS (G) 33 Government working at height regulation, tells us that anyone who works at a level off the ground is working at height. Whether that be on a ladder, mobile platform or gangway, we can provide the training necessary to reduce risks and provide greater peace of mind.
If workers are not been trained to the correct level and if this training is not regularly refreshed, then there is an increased risk of accidents that could be potentially life threatening. We take care of assessing workers’ individual requirements and providing an appropriate level of training. The result is a much safer working environment where risks are minimized and there is much greater peace of mind for the building owner or operator.
HS (G) 33 Health & Safety in Roof Work 1998 appendix 3.7 states “adequate information, instruction, training and supervision should be given when a fall arrest system is used.” With this in mind, Eurosafe Solutions is the only company to offer Latchways approved training in the use of fall protection equipment.
Who should attend?
Obviously, anyone who works at heights would be eligible to attend our training on working at heights. Importantly though managers, supervisors and anyone responsible for a team of employees whom require an understanding of working at height should also undertake training. By understanding the risks, legality and benefits of proper practice around working at height, teams in general will work more efficiently and safely.
What will you learn about?
Our training sessions are a tailored experience, depending on what you and your company require, but in general you can expect to learn about the latest updates to regulations, as well as what they mean for your business. We’ll ensure you’re compliant with regulations, reducing the risk of injury.
You’ll also be able to discuss with us the best ways to ensure safety on your projects, both present and future.
We’ll also make sure you and your employees understand how best to use PPE associated with work at heights.
How will we teach you?
First off, we have a state-of-the-art training centre at our head office in Sheffield, which enables us to give both classroom and practical training in the use of all types of access equipment commonly found in the UK; all in a safe, clean and controlled environment. We can also create real-life scenarios within this controlled environment, using a wide selection of different fall protection equipment. Our training sessions can also tailored to be site specific, meaning we’ll come to you – saving you the hassle of organizing transport and accommodation for your workforce!
We offer dedicated training on a wide variety of subjects, including;
- Horizontal fall protection systems
- Vertical fall protection systems
- Rescue from height
- Harness, lanyard and arrester blocks
- Basic and advanced rooftop safety
You’ll get practically instruction on your chosen course, including getting hands-on with the equipment, plus you’ll be given the theoretical knowledge you need. You will also have the opportunity to ask our work at height experts any of those burning questions that you’ve always had.
We round-off with a practical demonstration on-site as to the correct usage of PPE on your site.
You’ll receive a certificate on completion of the course that is valid for three years. Don’t worry if you think you may need further training in the future, as we offer work at height refresher classes.