Working at Heights

Working at Heights

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This course might be just what you’re looking for to train your employees on critical risks in your workplace.

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Working at heights is a high-risk activity and a leading cause of death and serious injury. Working at heights is a high-risk activity and a leading cause of death and serious injury. Working at heights means work above 6 feet or 2 metres where 6 feet or 2 metres is measured from ground to foot.

Fall hazards are found in many workplaces where work is carried out at height, for example, stacking shelves in warehouses and retail outlets, working on a roof, unloading a large truck or accessing silos. Falls can also occur at ground level into holes, for example, trenches or service pits.

This course discusses the most common fall hazards in the workplace and works through the hierarchy of controls to control these risks.

The training advocates to eliminate these hazards with a focus on working at ground level or on a solid construction where practicable. Substitution, Isolation and Engineering control examples are provided where elimination of the hazard is impractical, including fall prevention, working from a ladder, scaffolding and work platforms. Fall arrest systems are explained, along with establishing ‘no go’ zones when work from heights is in progress.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course learners will:

  1. Understand what is meant by working at heights.
  2. Learn how to eliminate falls from height risks.
  3. Learn the importance of non-slip surfaces and solid construction platforms that do not exceed slopes of 1 in 8 gradients.
  4. Learn about the need to use warning signs, barriers and covers to prevent fall from height risks.
  5. Learn about safe load limits for scaffolds scissor lifts and platforms.
  6. Learn how to safely work off a ladder.
  7. Understand what a work positioning system is and when to use one.
  8. Learn about fall arrest systems, free fall limits and how to attach and anchor a safety harness.

Course length: 10 mins (7-minute animated and subtitled video + 8 short answer assessment)

  • 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 (Australian), English (USA), French and US Spanish.

This course is suitable for use in Australia, the UK, Europe, the US, and all countries that adhere to OSHA and HSE requirements.

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