What Everyone Needs to Know About Working at Height In Construction

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Working at Height in Construction Online Course

This online course provides essential information that construction workers need to know about working at height. It is an awareness level course which provides a deeper awareness of the types of work at height equipment used on construction sites and the necessary controls to ensure this work is conducted safely.

Falls from height are the single largest cause of death and serious injury on construction sites. Fatal or serious accidents can even happen from heights of two or fewer meters. This course supports meeting the legal duty to protect anyone working at height on site.

Human Focus’ Work at Height Courses

Human Focus offers the following health and safety courses under the working at height toolkit:

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Why this Working at Height in Construction Training Course is Vital

Employees that conduct work at height on construction sites must be aware of the risks they face and the measures that have put in place to protect them. They must understand how to conduct this type of work without risk to themselves or others.

Along with the moral duty to protect staff from risk of injury, there is a clear legal obligation. The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Construction Regulations 2016, Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Construction Regulations 2017, and Work at Height Regulations 2005 are all intended to prevent these dangerous situations and protect workers.

Objectives of this Safe Working at Heights in Construction Training

This course aims to enable participants to work safely at height in a variety of circumstances that occur on construction sites.

Course Content

What Everyone Needs to Know About Working at Height in Construction

This health and safety online training contains the following sections:

  • What is Work at Height
  • Common Control Measures
  • 5 Universal Safety Principles of Working at Height
  • Principles of Safe Working at Height
  • Climbing and Descending Safely
  • Working Positions on Ladders
  • Ladder Stability
  • Safe Use of Access Platforms
  • Safe Use of Scaffolding

Who Should Take This Course on Working at Height in Construction

This online training course is designed for those construction workers who need to perform their work activities at height.

Learning Outcomes of Working at Height in Construction Online Course

Participants will gain an awareness of:

  • What working at height entails
  • Equipment used for working at height
  • Potential hazards of working at height
  • Safe working principles for working at height
  • Safety tips during the use of equipment commonly used on construction sites

Why Choose Human Focus for Working at Height in Construction Training?

Choosing Human Focus for this online course offers the following benefits:

  • RoSPA assured
  • No extra costs
  • Easy-to-use learning management system (LMS)
  • Easy to log & track training record
  • Short yet concise
  • Self-paced

Course Format

  • 100% online course
  • 25+ minutes in length
  • End of course knowledge test

Knowledge Test

Users need to attain at least an 80% on the end of course assessment to earn the certification. They are given multiple attempts to pass the test.

Certification

A RoSPA assured certificate issued by Human Focus upon completion of training course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the work at height hazards on a construction site?

According to the Health and Safety Executive, work at height means “work in any place where, if precautions were not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury.”

Work at height hazards on a construction site include ladder and scaffolding work, roof work, work on elevated structures, work on cliffs or steep ground, and work atop vehicles or trailers.

At what height do you need a harness?

Workers should use a harness when working on a scaffold or other structure that is at least 3 meters above the ground surface. Unexpected things can shift a worker’s balance or grip, and the harness adds a layer of safety to the job.

How can we prevent falling from heights in construction?

Those who work at height should be competent to do so. They should be familiar with the work to be performed, and should be able to perform risk assessment before and during the work. Equipment should be checked and its proper use should be well-understood. Even with well-planned and prepared working arrangements, sudden or unexpected changes such as weather changes can drastically affect the work environment. Constant vigilance is absolutely necessary when working at height.

Do I need a rescue plan while working at height?

The law requires that those who work at height have a plan for emergency and rescue. This plan should not rely solely on public emergency services. Rescue kits and adequate training about their use should be issued to workers so that first aid can be applied quickly in every situation.

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