This one day training course considers options available to both designers and contractors in their efforts to eliminate and reduce risks from working at height.
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 came into force in the UK on 6 April 2005. They extend the specific working at height requirements of the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996 (CHSWR) to all places of work, with some amendments.
They place specific responsibilities on all members of the construction team, from client through designer to contractor and maintainer, to minimise the safety risks from working at height.
Designers have a legal responsibility to take measures during design and planning to minimise or eliminate working at height. Contractors, project managers and those involved in the supervision of work at height need a clear understanding of the application of the new regulations and the specific responsibilities placed on them as members of the construction team.
The programme takes a considered approach to options available to you as a designer or contractor, in order to minimise risk while working at height. Suggestions are made as to how you can amend your current practices in line with these options and current Regulation.