Who needs Working at Height training?


Not sure who needs Working at Height training? Atlas Safety Management are here to help. But first let’s remind ourselves what Working at Height is.

The crucial point to remember is it’s not how high a person is working, it’s how far they can fall should the worst happen. The HSE names Working at Height as the biggest single cause of fatal and serious injury in the construction industry, with over 60% of deaths involving falls from ladders, scaffolding, roof edges and through fragile roofs.

However, with the correct training these scenarios can be avoided.

Who needs Working at Height training?

The Working at Height Regulations 2005 state “Every employer shall ensure that no person engages in any activity, including organisation, planning and supervision, in relation to work at height or work equipment for use in such work unless he is competent to do so or, if being trained, is being supervised by a competent person”.

Competence is key

It is the employers responsibility to ensure that all employees are ‘competent’ at working from height. For short term jobs, such as ladder work, this may simply mean making sure the employee knows how to secure a ladder properly. More technical aspects of work, erecting scaffolding towers for example, will benefit from additional training and certification.

A good Working at Height strategy starts with identifying the hazards, evaluating risks and documenting the findings.

Working at Height training from Atlas Safety

The Atlas Safety Management consultants are on hand to advise on all aspects of Working at Height, including our time-saving online course. If you’d like to know more about our bespoke safety services, designed specifically to keep your business compliant and your workforce safe, request your free consultation today.

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