Working at height, whether at home or at work, is one of the most common causes of fatality and major injury in the UK.
Whilst standing on a chair, step ladder or table may not seem very high, falls from those heights can lead to very serious and life changing injuries – sometimes even death.
Most people will engage in working at height at some point in their career – usually for short periods of time, but often under hazardous conditions, with little planning or supervision and using damaged or inappropriate equipment.
In this work from height course we will look at what is classed as work at height and the main industries that are at higher risk of falls. We will consider why risk assessments are important and look at who is responsible for carrying out the risk assessment, as well as the five steps of a risk assessments. We will also explore some of the work at height equipment that people can use to assist them in their work.
In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.
You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.
Unit 1 – Introduction to work at height – In our first unit we will be exploring what work at height is and the different examples of work at height.
Unit 2 – Identifying, assessing and controlling risks – In this unit we will look at what a risk assessment is, why they are important and the five steps of a risk assessment.
Unit 3 – Safety aspects for consideration – This unit will explore the types of hazards that can occur while working on a roof, as well as looking at why falls at height occur.
Unit 4 – Training and safety equipment – In this unit we will look at some examples of work at height training and consider what types of PPE needs to be used.
Unit 5 – Working at height equipment – In our final unit we will be looking at the types of work at height equipment and the factors that should be taken into consideration when selecting work at height equipment.
Benefit to learner and employer.
Regardless of industry or sector, most employees are now required to undertake some form of CPD.
The updating of skills and knowledge is critical in keeping abreast of industry changes and maintaining professional competence.
Upon successfully completing the online compliance courses and passing any associated assessments, the learner is able to download and print off their own certificate as evidence of learning and CPD hours completed.
These courses can be completed at any time 24/7, meaning they fit perfectly around anybody’s schedule.
It’s an ideal and affordable way for individuals and businesses alike to ensure knowledge and compliance is always up to date and relevant.