Working at Height

£35.00

Approved by RoSPA

This course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at height, or who employs people who regularly work at height.

The term work at height applies to a wide range of situations ranging from the obvious ones like working on platforms, ladders, scaffolds or stages to working alongside deep trenches. This is because the crucial thing to understand about work at height is that it’s not how far you climb, but how far you can fall. ‘Falls’ doesn’t just mean people falling from heights. If materials or equipment fall, that will obviously present an equally dangerous hazard to anyone below.

All working at height situations are covered by health and safety legislation. Chief among these is the Work at Height Regulations 2005. These regulations confer legal duties on employers and employees to assess, control and minimise risks and hazards from work at height.

This course covers topics including the dangers of working at height, the regulations, the hierarchy of controls, assessing risk and much more. It’s vital to understand all this because as I’m sure you’ll know, working at height can be extremely dangerous.

Please note that this is an awareness course only, if your duties include working at height you will also need further practical training, you can get in touch with us to arrange this.

DG Training accepts ITA funding for many of THEIR COURSES AND TRAINING PACKAGES

What are Individual Training Accounts (ITAs)?

A Skills Development Scotland Individual Training Account (ITA) is money for you to put towards the costs of employability-focussed learning or training.

What can they be used for?

Eligible applicants could receive up to £200 towards a single training course. There are loads of course geared towards helping you get a job or progress in your career. Many of DG Training’s Courses and Training Packages are approved for ITA funding.

Who are They For?

You could be eligible for an ITA if you are:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Living in Scotland
  • Currently in, or actively seeking work
  • Not undertaking training through the Employability Fund
  • Not undertaking a Foundation, Modern or Graduate Level Apprenticeship
  • Not participating in the Community Jobs Scotland programme
  • In receipt of an income of £22,000 per year or less, or are on certain benefits

How to apply for an ITA with DG Training

  1. Click on the link
  2. Browse through our approved courses and packages to find one that is right for you
  3. Click on the Apply for Funding button
  4. Complete the online application form
  5. We will contact you with further details

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Guided Learning hours

Approximately 105 minutes are required for this course.

Form of Assessment

A short test concludes each module. A passmark of 70% is required to successfully pass the course.

Syllabus

  • Introducing Working at Heights
  • The Dangers of Working at Heights
  • The Work at Height Regulations
  • Summary of Duty Holder’s Responsibilities
  • Employer’s Responsibilities
  • The Hierarchy of Control
  • Avoiding Working at Heights Wherever Possible
  • Prevent Risk of Falls
  • Minimise Consequences
  • The Risk Assessment
  • Course Summary