Duration: Less than an hour
Certification endorsed by: CPD
Price: £25 (discounts apply, see opposite)
Our entry-level Working at Height course looks at the dangers of carrying out tasks where the risk of a fall exists. It assists in complying with the Working at Height 2005 Regulations and gives you an understanding of some of the risks, equipment and issues involved. Falls from height are the biggest killer in the workplace. With 33,000 injuries a year, safe practices are absolutely vital. The course looks at the dangers involved, the consequences of suffering a fall and how to best choose and use appropriate equipment.
You only get one chance working at height. Make sure you’re correctly trained.
This is Working at Height Training – no-one wins if the trainee isn’t concentrating. Shout Out Safety courses are entertaining exactly because we’re serious about Health & Safety training. Learning is more effective when people are engaged.
Who is the Working at Height course for?
Anyone involved in any of the construction trades; those working in facilities management; people working in property renovation; caretakers; general maintenance staff; catering staff; office staff; retail staff and anyone at all whose work could involve using a step, a stepladder, ladder, or working in a position where a fall is possible.
About the Working at Height course
This CPD accredited short course is in 4 sections and covers the following subjects:
- Stats and the Law
- The dangers of working at height
- Medical descriptions & possible injuries
- Employer and employee responsibility
- Risk assessment
- How to eliminate or reduce / minimise the risk
- Steps, stepladders and ladders
- Scaffolding, MEWPS and other equipment.
There are 4 banks of questions which you will need to answer. Achieve the passmark and you’ll be able to move onto the next section.
This course is accredited and endorsed by The CPD Certification Service. Once you’ve completed the course you’ll be able to immediately download a unique, personalized and endorsed certificate to keep with your records or to pass onto your employer.
When do I get my certificate?
Unlike many e-Leaning courses, you’ll get you certificate immediately after you pass the course. It will be in your name and you can download it as soon as you’ve watched all the clips and successfully passed the tests.
How long is this course going to take?
We suggest you allocate 30 minutes. It’s short but it contains the essential information you need to know.
How is the course delivered?
The course is presented as a set of four short video clips. Simply press play and the first clip will be shown. Watch it, concentrate on the information and after the clip finishes there will be a set of questions for you to answer on the information you’ve just watched.
Is there a passmark?
Yes. Every set of questions requires you to get 75% to move on to the next clip.
Can I re-sit the test?
Yes you can. If you don’t get the 75% pass mark you can re-sit the test but the questions are likely to be different to the ones you just attempted.
Can I watch the clip again?
Yes you can. As many times as you want to.
Can I fast forward through the clip?
No, we’ve disabled that facility. When we were setting these courses up we looked at some other e-Learning courses out there and found out we could fast forward to the end of each section. In our opinion, that’s no way to learn. This stuff is important and could save lives and stop accidents and injuries – that’s why we make sure that you have to watch the video through to the end.
Why are the courses delivered by video?
Watching moving images and swiftly decoding the messages within, is second nature to us all. The average viewer in the UK watches more than 3 hand a half hours of TV a day. What better way to receive information whilst at work? But there’s another key reason. On average video learners score 37 percent better than text learners on a post-training test. On retention tests given a few days following the training session, video learners’ scores were 45 percent greater when compared to the text group. (University of Twente, 2012)
Training by video is simply a more effective way to learn.
Is the video just someone talking at me?
Nope. We create scenarios, we interview victims and medical experts, we show what you should be doing and a lot of the things you shouldn’t be doing. We make these videos as entertaining as we can. When you’re entertained, you’re concentrating. That’s key. We also use a professional crew and the outstanding actor, Mark Roper.
When things go wrong.
Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that on 9 May 2016 a teacher was conducting rigging and adjustments to spotlights and cabling in the school drama studio when he fell from a stepladder. The fall from that height onto the drama studio floor caused multiple fractures to his skull, wrist and elbow.
The court heard that the defendant, Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School of Barnet, North London had failed to provide the teachers conducting the work with sufficient training for work at height, despite these matters being requirements in its own health and safety policy.
Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School, the legal entity controlling the Academy converter school, pleaded guilty to a breach of Regulation 6(3) of The Work at Height Regulations 2005, was fined £2000 and ordered to pay full prosecution costs.
The view of the HSE
Speaking afterwards HSE Inspector John Spence said: “If the school had conducted a suitable and sufficient risk assessment of the light rigging task and ensured that employees undertook the appropriate information, training and instruction available this incident could have been prevented.”
Correct ‘Sufficient’ Training
An accredited Working at Height course needn’t take much time not cost the earth. The days of staff having to go off site for half a day are over. With a Shout Out Safety course, accredited by the CPD Certification Service, any member of staff can be trained and back to work within 30 minutes.