‘Working at height’ means working in a place where a person could be injured by falling from it, even if it is at or below ground level. Working at Height Regulations applies to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury.
Falls from height remain the single biggest cause of workplace fatalities in Great Britain.
The HSE’s provisional figures for fatal injuries in Great Britain for 2018-19 published on the 3rd July 2019 show that 40 people suffered fatal injuries as a result of falling from height.
This latest statistics represents an increase from 2017-18 where 35 workers were recorded and is also above the annual average of 37 between 2013/14 – 2017/18.
147 Workers killed in 2018/19 (RIDDOR)
The Working at Height Regulations say that providing suitable and sufficient training to all people that are expected to work at height is a must.
Until March of this year there was no regulated and accredited entry level working at height course so we teamed up with Qualsafe to develop one in the aim that we can help employees reduce injuries and deaths in the workplace.
The following is a list of benefits of attending our course.
- The only accredited RQF level 2 Working at Height qualification in the UK
- Covers a wide range of working at height equipment, activities and scenarios
- Training in spotting hazards and assessing the risks when working at height
- Allows employers to meet their duties under regulation 5 of the Working at Height Regulations 2005
- Covers working on ladders, step ladders, scaffold, MEWPs, Cherry Pickers, Podiums, Pop ups, Tower scaffold etc
- Delivered by the people that devised and designed the course.
- Perfect for construction site workers, dockers, fitters, engineers, maintenance staff, facilities operatives and anyone else who works at height.
- Can be made bespoke to suite your needs or situation
Contact us to see how we can support your business with reducing accidents caused by working at height.