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Our 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.

Our 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.

Our course covers:

Module 1 –  Introducing Work at Height

Module 2 –  The Dangers of Work at Height

Module 3 –  The Work at Height Regulations

Module 4 –  Summary of Duty Holder’s Responsibilities

Module 5 –  Employer’s Responsibilities

Module 6 –  The Hierarchy of Control

Module 7 –  Avoiding Work at Height Wherever Possible

Module 8 –  Prevent Risk of Falls

Module 9 –  Minimise Consequences

Module 10- The Risk Assessment

Module 11 – Course Summary

HSCS Scotland Promoting a Healthier Workplace Through Safety