Evolution Training Solutions provide a wide range of working at height courses, to equip your workforce with the necessary skills and knowledge to prevent accidents.
Working at Height: A Guide to Staying Safe and Protected Working at height is an essential aspect of many industries, including construction, maintenance, and repair. However, it is also one of the most hazardous activities, with the risk of falls, slips, and trips causing serious injuries or even fatalities.
Therefore, understanding the importance of working at height training and safety measures is crucial to minimizing the risk of accidents and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved.
Legal Requirements: The first step in ensuring safety while working at height is to be aware of the regulations and legal requirements that apply to the industry. In most countries, employers have a legal responsibility to provide adequate training and safety equipment for their employees, as well as an obligation to conduct risk assessments before any work is carried out.
Employees also have rights, including the right to refuse to work at height if they feel they are not adequately trained or protected.
Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment: One of the most important aspects of working at height safety is hazard identification and risk assessment. Employers should conduct regular assessments of the workplace, identifying potential hazards such as unstable surfaces or unprotected edges. Once these hazards have been identified, appropriate measures must be taken to minimize the risk of accidents or injuries, including the use of safety nets, handrails, or harnesses.
Safety Equipment and Procedures: Selecting and using appropriate safety equipment is another important aspect of working at height safety. This includes choosing the right type of harness, connecting devices, and anchors, as well as ensuring that equipment is adequately maintained and inspected before use. In addition, it is essential to follow correct procedures while working at height, such as maintaining three points of contact and keeping tools and materials securely fastened.
Emergency Planning and Response: Despite all the precautions, accidents can still occur while working at height. Therefore, it is essential to have emergency planning and response procedures in place to minimize the impact of accidents and incidents. This can include providing first aid training to employees, having an emergency response team on site, and ensuring that communication channels are open and accessible at all times.
In conclusion, while working at height can be hazardous, it is also an essential aspect of many industries. Understanding the importance of working at height training, legal requirements, hazard identification and risk assessment, selecting and using appropriate safety equipment and procedures, as well as having emergency planning and response procedures in place can help minimize the risk of accidents and ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved.
This Safety Harness training qualification is designed to cover all the components you need to consider before working from height. It will include the safe use and handling of a harness, inspecting the harness, understanding what a fall protection system is and outlining the employer’s and employees’ duty of care.
Working At Height Training will teach you the correct procedures when working at height to comply with the Working at Height Regulations 2005.
This Escape Training course will equip those attending with the necessary skills required to evacuate from a high structure, platform, or equipment during an emergency.
This VNA Escape Training course will equip those attending with the necessary skills required to evacuate from VNA equipment during an emergency.
Essential training for use of the original Gotcha Rescue Kit and its various modes of use.
This course is designed to provide our clients with all the necessary skills to operate both safely and efficiently when faced with what can be a stressful situation.
The Abseil Training is an undertaken by anyone who wishes to be able to abseil in an emergency from height.
Its aim is to train and assess people to safely abseil from artificial and natural structures, with fixed anchors.