The Work at Height Regulations 2005 require employers to ensure that a sufficient risk assessment is carried out so that all potential work at height risks are effectively identified, controlled and managed. Every employer must also ensure that employees are appropriately trained to ensure that they can carry out their work safely.
This Working at Height training course helps you to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 by providing employers and employees with the necessary information needed to be able to successfully deal with working at height risks and control measures. This includes an understanding of how to undertake a working at height risk assessment, how to use access equipment safely and how to ensure that employees can reduce their risk of falls from height.
The course is divided into four accessible, interactive modules and also includes an assessment at the end.
- Introduction and Legislation – the risks, legislation, employer and employee duties and the hierarchy of control measures.
- Risk Assessments – what is a risk assessment? Identifying hazards, deciding who may be harmed, evaluating risks, recording findings, reviewing and updating.
- Reducing and Controlling the Risks – risk reduction, fragile surfaces, vehicles, training and emergency procedures.
- Work at Height Equipment – tower scaffolds, mobile elevating work platforms and ladders.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. Once you have read and understood all of the course the ‘Take a quiz’ button will appear at the bottom of the timeline. You will be asked 12 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 75%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed by checking your profile. If you don’t pass don’t worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.