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Working at Heights

Who should attend?

Anyone who is involved in the use of access equipment including planning and authorisation for working at heights. The course focuses on the regulations and actions to be taken to comply with this law.

Why is this course important?

This course covers the regulations of the single biggest cause of workplace deaths – work at height. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 places duties on all employers and the self-employed and will apply in all cases where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury.

Working at Height

 

Working at Heights course outline

  • The Working at Height Regulations
  • The hazards of height work
  • Preparation and planning including basic risk assessment
  • The need for safe work practices
  • Safe use of ladders
  • Personal fall protection and safety harnesses
  • Fault finding with access equipment (scaffold and ladders)
  • Practical exercise using ladders and fall prevention equipment
  • Questions and answers relating to company specific requirements
 

IPAF (MEWPS)

Who should attend?

This one day course is a blend of classroom-based theory and hands on experience for anyone who uses, supervises or manages Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPS).

Why is this course important?

This course is designed to teach the operator the preparation, safe operation and maintenance of hydraulic platforms ensuring safe working practices are met. The qualification needs to be renewed every 5 years.

IPAF MEWPS

 

IPAF (MEWPS) course contents

  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Safe operations and limitations of use
  • Introduction to Mobile Elevated Work Platforms and specific machines
  • Major component identification
  • Starting /stopping the machine procedures
  • Function checks prior to use
  • Check prior to road travel
  • Site condition and route planning
  • Travelling the route and manoeuvring
  • Setting the machine for work
  • Basic operational practice including typical work applications
  • Correct parking procedures
  • Course review and questionnaire

Safe Lifting and Slinging

Who should attend?

Those people whose job role involves the transferring of loads using different types of lifting gear. The use of pendant cranes can also be included in this course.

Why is this course important?

This highly practical course provides delegates with a range of techniques that can be used to carry out effective assessments of loads and prepare them for lifting in a safe manner, then to use lifting equipment and signalling techniques to safely complete the lifting operation.

Safe Lifting and Slinging

 

Safe Lifting and Slinging course contents

  • Relevant health & safety legislation
  • Types of slings, their capabilities and basic inspection
  • Load characteristics
  • Hazards and risk assessment
  • Planning the lifting operation
  • Signalling techniques
  • Carrying out the lifting operation
  • Use of pendant cranes (on request)

Pendant cranes

Who should attend?

Those people whose job role involves using pendant cranes to move loads. Delegates should be at least 18 years of age.

Why is this course important?

This is a highly practical course providing delegates with experience of preparing loads for lifting and carrying our lifting operations using a pendant crane in a controlled and fully supervised environment.

Pendant crane operation

 

Pendant crane course contents

  • Relevant health & safety legislation
  • What is SWL
  • Load characteristics
  • Identifying lifting points
  • Hazards and risk assessment
  • Planning the movement of load using a pendant crane
  • Identification and use of controller
  • Carrying out load moving operations using a pendant crane