10 students to 1 instructorDuration:
1 day (7 hours contact time)Who Should Attend
Site Managers, and Supervisors, as well as any person who holds responsibilities for staff and/or activities being undertaken at height should attend this course. Additionally, those persons who manage teams from an office based location would also benefit from attending this course.Overview
This course aims to give an understanding of site supervisor’s responsibilities under the relevant legislation, and its supporting Regulations. Delegates’ will be made aware of their individual accountability when acting as a site supervisor, and the importance of being aware of the on-site hazards and how to manage them effectively.
The course is designed to encourage the delegate to think logically, and apply the knowledge obtained by way of safety procedures that have been proven as allowing effective on-site management of work at height.
All courses provided by Capital Safety Training are designed to ensure the delegates attain maximum benefit from their attendance. In order to achieve this goal, Capital Safety Training ensures a detailed course syllabus is compiled with the involvement of those receiving the training. This ensures that all the information and instruction being provided is relevant, and where possible, addresses specific issues the company presently has.Course Objectives & Content
- Understand the legislative requirements placed upon them.
- Appreciate the primary risks posed to the employee, and employer, when undertaking work at height.
- Understanding the environment including work activities – warehouses/construction/rope access/ etc.
- Deal effectively with foreseeable health and safety hazards and risks that present themselves in work of this nature.
- Risk Assessment, Method Statements and Permits to Work/general safety of employees and visitors.
- Be able to create, or at least request the creation of a procedure and associated model to allow supervisors to manage their teams effectively.
- Understand the hierarchy of controls during activities at height such as collective protection/ fall prevention/fall arrest/personal protection.
- Requirements when dealing with complex PPE -staff training etc.
- Use of on-site fall arrest and work positioning systems and equipment – harness’s/lanyards/ helmets etc.
- Use of Access Equipment (e.g. fixed and portable ladders, cherry pickers and scaffolding etc).
- Use of tool tethering and prevention of dropping incidents
- Equipment inspection and record keeping requirements - selection, use and maintenance of PPE
- Emergency Arrangements – rescue and emergency procedures, problems of suspension.
- Signage and guarding requirements.
Delegates will receive a certificate valid for 3 yearsPrerequisites
Delegate should preferably have experience of working at height.Standards
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 The Working at Height Regulations 2005. BS 8437 COP for the selection, use and maintenance of fall protection systems and equipment. BS 8454 COP for delivery of training for work at height.