Safety when working at height inc. safety harness and fall arrest (SWAH)

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Address:Bristol Road, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3RB

Duration:1 Day

Timings:08:30:00 - 16:30:00

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Price: £125.00 + VAT
Duration: 1 Day
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This training course is designed for personnel who in the course of their work are required to work at heights


To train candidates in the knowledge required to ensure safer operational awareness when working at heights


On successful completion of training, candidates should be able to recognise the dangers and know what steps to take to avoid them. Have an acceptable understand of the hazards associated with the work and the use of safety equipment.


Introduction, aim and objectives
• HSWA 1974
• Management Regs 1999
• Working At Heights 2004 -Schedules
• Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regs 1998
• Provision and Use of Work Regulations 1998
• Personal Protective Equipment At Work Regs 1992
• First Aid At Work Regulations
• Risk Assessments
• Method Statements
• Permits To Work
• Rescue Plan
• Training need
Hierarchy of control
• Prevent the need to climb
• Ladders
• Scaffolding or Scaffold Tower
• Risk Assessment – Dynamic (on the day) Weather, Obstructions
• PPE – Fall Arrest, Harnesses, Lanyards (restraint & fall arrest) – incl Anchor Points ancillary equipment
• Rescue—Gotcha
Practical training
• Checking harness and fall arrest/restraint equipment
• Donning a harness (2 finger rule)
• Climbing (using double lanyard and rope grab
• Rescue (using gotcha)

Assessment. Theory and practical


Equipment Specification
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• Suitable classroom with sufficient tables and chairs for candidates and trainer
• White wall or projector screen
• Wipe board and/or flip chart
• 240 volt electrical supply
• Adequate welfare facilities
• Company specific safety standards, including, but not limited to:
• Work at height (including PPE and work equipment)
• Candidates are to be in possession of safety equipment as issued
• All equipment provided for training purposes must be to the required standard, complete with current inspection regime, tags and certificates as required.
• A suitable area to carry out work at height training
• User information/manuals must be provided for equipment being used