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Working at Height (Focussed on Construction Industry

Introduction: Working at Height is the single largest cause (35 fatalities equivalent to 24%) of fatalities at work in the UK. In the construction industry the situation is even worse. 18 out of 38 fatalities on construction sites (equivalent to 47%) are connected to Working at Height, in addition to more than 4500 injuries from Working at Height.

We at Safescope visit construction sites regularly and have identified a huge lack of understanding and awareness among workers and their supervisors with Work at Height. It is therefore important for anyone who works in construction and other relevant sectors, to have training in Working at Height.

This training course is solely focused on the construction industry and other relevant sectors and covers a wide range of relevant topics to help construction site visitors, workers and their supervisors to identify the risks from Working at Height and take fall prevention and protection measures..

This training course is intended for construction professionals (designers and consultants etc) who visit construction sites regularly and construction site professionals (site engineers, managers, supervisors and operatives etc) and trade and specialist construction contractors who are involved in Working at Height.

Course Outlines:
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Work at Height on Construction Sites - why it is an issue?
  • Work at Height Regulations
    • History
    • Requirements
    • Responsibilities
    • Definitions
  • Work at Height on Construction Sites - how and where to identify the risk
  • Fall Control Measures - Hierarchy of Control
  • Collective Fall Prevention
  • Collective Fall Protection
  • Personal Fall Protection
  • Handrails, Edge Protection, Guard Rails
  • Scaffolding
  • Crash Decks
  • Hoists
  • Cherry Pickers, MEWP, Man-cage
  • Mobile Tower Scaffold
  • Podiums, Portable Working Platforms
  • Trestle
  • Step-ups and Hop-ups
  • Ladders
  • Step Ladders (Steps)
  • Openings in the Floors, Lifting Floors
  • Bean Bags
  • Safety Harness
  • Fragile Surfaces
  • Falling Objects
  • Work at Height on Construction Sites - Examples of Poor Practice
  • Work at Height on Construction Sites - Examples of Good Practice
  • Practical Tutorial
  • Available Guidance
  • Course Assessment
  • Conclusion and Discussion

Course Duration: Half Day (3.5)

Venue:  Client premises or our office at Felaw Maltings, 44 Felaw St, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ

Cost (In-house / In-company Course):£350 + VAT

Cost Discount: 5% discount for Safescope current annual retainer Clients

Maximum Class Size: 12 attendees

Geographical Coverage:  London, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

Weekend Training: Subject to staff availability, we may be able to deliver this training on Saturdays, however, a 50% premium will apply

Delivery Method:  Classroom

Course Assessment:  Written Assessment

Certificate: Certificate of Training

Certificate Validity: 3 Years Recommended

Trainer:  Safescope in-house qualified and competent trainers. Important to note that we do not use any external training consultants

How to Book?: To book, and for training outside the above geographical regions, please contact us either by phone on 01473 407020 or by email

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