Working at height in residential construction exposes workers to a risk of a fall. Falls from height are common workplace injuries that can be reduced through safe working at height practices.
This course looks at aspects of fall risks when building a house with a second floor. Training is provided to educate on how to prevent falls to the same level, the level below and to depth.
Height equipment, for example, ladders, platforms and scaffolds are discussed in terms of their safe use and maintenance. A residential construction environment is compact and crowded where several contractors can be working closely together, and this can expose them to a serious fall from height.
At the completion of this course learners will:
- Learn how to apply the Safety Hierarchy of Controls to address workplace hazards.
- Recognise slip and trip hazards and learn how to keep the site clean to reduce the risk of a fall.
- Learn about edge protection such as perimeter scaffolding.
- Learn how to safely pass loads from one level to the other.
- Understand the fall zone and the hazards in the areas around the site, for example, star pickets, building materials and debris.
- Learn about temporary work platforms and trestle scaffolds and their safe use when performing tasks at height.
- Learn about the risks of working around excavations and trenches.
- Learn about safe access and egress from platforms, ladders and trestles.
- Understand how to safely use a ladder for work at height.
- Recognise that stormy weather with heavy rain and high winds can make work on site unsafe due to visibility issues and flying debris.
Course length: 30 mins (8 x 1-minute animated and subtitled videos + short answer assessments)
- Includes a panoramic scene and hazard spotting game
- Certificate of completion
- In-depth Reporting
- Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
- Optional pass rate
- All content can be customised
- Pause and resume function
Available in English.