Online Work at Height Safety Training Course
Many jobs involve employees working at height, whether on a construction site, operating a crane, scaffolding, roofing, or professional window cleaning. Ideally, working at height safety training should be provided to all employees in these situations, increasing safety at work – in fact, this is a requirement.
Often, people think working at height safety training is only essential for those working on construction sites. However, those working above ground floor level, near drops or verges should also have this training.
It only takes one accident to change everything, risking possible disability, injury, or worse, death. For the safety of all employees, individuals, and your business, height safety training should be taken seriously, and available to all.
This article will discuss more on work at height safety training, beginning with a more detailed explanation of exactly what it is.
What is work at height?
As mentioned previously, working at height is exactly as it sounds: working on high ground, where if precautions are not taken, may result in a dangerous fall or accident. This includes falling through fragile roofs, surfaces, and unprotected elevator shafts – surprisingly more lines of work than you may initially realise.
Why should working at height be controlled?
So, the burning question: why should working at height be controlled? Without the correct training and precautions in place, those working at height are at a greater risk of falling and having an accident.
This is far from ideal and happens far too frequently. Providing your employees with the appropriate work at height training helps minimise this risk, ensuring they take the most suitable precautions on all jobs.
The responsibilities of the employee and the employer
As an employer, you are responsible to make sure that all of your employees are appropriately trained to work at height. The work must be planned and supervised to increase the safety for all of those involved. Furthermore, all fragile surfaces must be removed if possible, further reducing the risk of an accident occurring at work.
Essentially, as an employer, you must assess all potential risks beforehand, and during the project, you must use the correct equipment, and your plan must provide the safest option to get the job done.
Moreover, as an employee your responsibilities are much simpler: to take reasonable care when working at height, to effectively communicate with others to create a safe work environment, and to fully ensure all health and safety guidelines are met.
All employees who regularly work at height should be provided with the corresponding training. Not only is this required, but it increases the safety for all those involved, including your business in the event of an accident.
At PD Training Ltd, we offer various online training courses, including work at height. Online training is much more convenient than in-person training, is just as informative, and is accessible at all times of the day.
Our interactive courses cost just £20 + VAT and come with a free certificate on completion. You can find out more about our working at height training course, and our other health and safety courses, on our website.
PD Training are a professional training company based in Berkshire, but serving businesses nationwide. We provide practical (face to face) training and online training in Health and Safety, Plant Equipment and Material Handling Vehicles and Equipment.
For more information about our training, contact us on 01344 830015.