Working at height accounts for a significant amount of serious injuries and fatal accidents across the UK every year with at least a third of all fall injuries involving ladders, falls that could have been avoided with basic ladder awareness. Whilst you don’t need a formal qualification to use a ladder, you must be competent. This basic ladder awareness course will aid both employers and employees to better comply with the working at height regulations 2005 (WAHR 2005 which is aimed to reduce injuries and fatalities whilst using a ladder). As a result of these regulations, legal duties are placed on employers and employees to assess, control and minimise the level of risk and hazards associated with working at height. You can download a leaflet about this course here.
This course covers:
An introduction to ladder safety
The working at height regulations 2005
The legal responsibilities of employers and employees
Safely using a ladder
Understanding hazards, good practice and control measures
Choosing appropriate equipment
Understand the legislation regarding working at height and the safe use of ladders
Know how to carry out a risk assessment
Understand the best practice and control measures for ladder safety
Learn the importance of pre-use checks, maintenance and safe storage and handling
Have knowledge of responsibilities under the Work at Height Regulations 2005
You do not require any previous training before starting this e-learning course. It should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete and will issue you with a certificate on the successful completion of the resulting exam.
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