Falls from height are one of the most common causes of injury in the construction industry and are the single biggest cause of workplace deaths. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 require employers to ensure that a sufficient risk assessment is undertaken to identify and control any risks from work at height. Employers must also ensure that their employees are properly trained so that they can carry out their work without harm and use any access equipment safely and correctly.
Anyone who works at height in any place, including a place at or below ground level, is required to undertake training to prove that they are competent and safe in their work.
The type of work includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:
- Gutter cleaning
- Solar panel installation
- Putting up displays
- Minor roof work
- Shelf stacking
- Window cleaning
- Unloading a vehicle
- Machine maintenance
Assessment is through individual and group exercises and an end-of-course multiple-choice test.