The Work at Height Regulations
The Working at Height subject covers a whole host of situations or scenarios. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 came into force on 6th April 2005 and 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.
Always Try to Avoid Working at Height!
The first thing to remember is that it is important always to try to avoid working at height where possible. If you can find a way of doing the same job by avoiding it altogether then the working environment is a much safer place for the person doing the job.
Working with scaffolding or mobile elevated working platforms (MEWPs)
One of the most well known working at height scenarios is working with scaffolding or mobile elevated working platforms (MEWPs). Workers are constantly at risk and as a result scaffolding is one of the most dangerous areas on any site. Fall prevention equipment and correct training is paramount otherwise it may only be a matter of time until a serious accident happens.
PASMA is the recognised authority for mobile access towers. The association enjoy a reputation amongst management and health and safety practitioners, who seek proof of competence for staff engaged in the assembly, use, inspection and dismantling of towers.
PASMA training courses can now be booked via our network of accredited/certified training providers. See below for more information:
- PASMA Towers for Users
- PASMA Low Level Access
- PASMA Combined Low Level Access & Towers for Users
- PASMA Towers on Stairs
- PASMA Cantilever Towers for Users
- PASMA Towers for Managers
IPAF promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide. The certification is an internationally recognised qualification for use of powered access machinery.
Below is a list of IPAF training courses which can now be booked via our network of accredited/certified training providers:
The Ladder Association training scheme is the best, fastest way to cut through all of the workplace confusion around what is and isn’t allowed when working at height. Putting a person through a half-day Ladders and Stepladders for Users training course offers peace of mind that they will be able to work safely on ladders, and the LadderCard and certificate given on completion helps them prove it.
Below is a list of Ladder association training courses which can now be booked via our network of accredited/certified training providers:
- Ladders and Stepladders for Users
- Ladders and Stepladders Inspection
- Ladders and Stepladders Combined User & Inspection
- Ladders and Stepladders for Managers
Cost-effective Working at Height E-learning
If you’re looking for low-cost effective working at height e-learning for an individual or for a larger group, the below short course costs approximately £26.00 + VAT to £30.00 + VAT.
Don’t Put Yourself or Your Employees at Risk
It’s important not to put yourself or your employees at risk as a result of not providing appropriate training and equipment. If an accident occurs as a result of working at height and you have failed to conduct a working at height risk assessment, provide appropriate working at height training and/or equipment then you have neglected your legal responsibilities as an employer.