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One-Day Safe Working at Heights for Managers and Supervisors

This course is aimed at employers and managers with responsibility for managing work undertaken at height where a risk of injury due to falls (or falling objects) may exist.

Last year over one third of injuries from slips, trips and falls reported to the HSE, originated in the food manufacturing and food retail industries, and in catering and hospitality over 10 major injuries a week are reported.

Of the almost 11,000 injuries reported to the HSE last year from slips, trips and falls in the sectors targeted through the “Shattered Lives” campaign, nearly half (46%) were from the construction, building and plant maintenance industries (source: HSE Press Release dated 12 May 2008).

The Working at Height Regulations requires the dutyholder (employer) to ensure:

  • All work at height is properly planned and organised

  • All work at height takes account of weather conditions that could endanger health and safety

  • Those involved in work at height are trained and competent

  • The place where work at height is done is safe

  • Equipment for work at height is appropriately inspected

  • The risks from fragile surfaces are properly controlled

  • The risks from falling objects are properly controlled.

All work at height must be properly planned, by a competent person, adequately supervised and carried out safely (by a trained workforce). The regulations require that Employers implement the Hierarchy of Controls when considering work at height. This course will ensure that Employers and Managers are aware as to the requirements needed under the regulations; introduced to reduce the frequency of injuries sustained during work at height.

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