Working at Height Awareness Level 1 (VTQ)
About the Course
To guarantee the safety of all employees when any operation is underway, many companies need working at heights training. An organization uses a risk assessment process to identify and assess potential risks associated with specific procedures. A risk assessment should include an analysis of hazards related to the work and determine how likely those hazards are to occur. This fact-finding information helps you create a risk management plan to minimize the risks posed by those dangers. To improve safety while working at heights, companies often require their employees to undergo working at heights training. Level 1 course in Working at Heights covers ladder and step ladder use and essential awareness. Risk Assessment:
A risk assessment aims to identify and assess potential risks associated with specific operations. The risk assessment includes an analysis of all potential hazards and determining how likely those hazards are to occur. You have gathered this information to create a risk management plan to minimize the risks posed by those dangers. You can perform Risk assessments for any operation, including work at heights.
Work at Heights:
When performing work at heights, there are several hazards that employees may encounter. These include falls from height and contact with dangerous objects. Falls from height:
One of the most common hazards associated with working at heights is falling. Falls can occur when employees reach for something above them or work on ladders or steps that are not adequately secured. In both cases, employees may lose their balance and fall to the ground, potentially injuring themselves badly.
Another hazard associated with work at heights is contact. Using a ladder or step ladder can reduce injuries like scrapes, cuts and bruises. Contact with dangerous objects can also happen when employees reach areas they cannot see ( like below a roof). In both cases, contact with something dangerous (like broken glass) can lead to serious injury.
Working at Heights:
To avoid these hazards, employees must know how to use the appropriate equipment and follow proper safety guidelines. Employees who are required to undergo working at heights training will learn about these risks and how best to avoid them.
We also have a level 2 version of this course for those who want to learn more about harness systems. Please see the Level 2 Working at Heights.
This course has a Certified CPD Statement, an industry-standard Certificate and an Evidence Based Learning statement, which have been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) standards.
What will the course teach me?
Introduction to working at heights
Working at height