Regardless of the industry sector you work in, things change. Legislation and best practice guidelines are updated and processes for delivering tasks are improved over time.
Regular training helps employees to ensure they meet the standards of their existing roles when performance reviews are carried out. In industries in which doing your daily job comes with a certain degree of risk, regular training is not only important, but essential.
Why is Working at Height Training Important?
Work at height accidents remains the single biggest cause of fatalities in the construction sector and in many other industries. All work at height must be adequately planned and carried out in a safe manner with appropriate equipment.
How Working at Heights Training Can Save Lives?
- Helps employees to understand and comply with current legislation and ensure adequate risk assessments are carried out
- Reduces risk involved with working at height activities as employees will be better able to identify specific hazards and develop solutions to address them
- Creates awareness of the importance of having correct equipment such as harnesses and helmets, and knowledge of how to use equipment properly and safely
How Working at Heights Training Can Land You a New Job or a Promotion
Individuals who are proactive in keeping their knowledge and training up to date gain a competitive advantage over their peers who fail to do so. This will be noted when an employee wants to ‘move up the ladder’ with their current employer or if they wish to explore opportunities elsewhere.
Having completed working at heights training can allow you to carry out supervisor roles as you will be trained to carry out adequate risk assessments which are in line with current legal regulations. As a result of training and increased responsibility could lead to opportunities for promotion and a pay rise.
If you are applying for a new role and already meet the desirable criteria which may include having certain certifications in place, you will be in with a better chance of securing the role. The company wouldn’t have to put you through the training, and you could get stuck into delivering projects right away, making you an asset to any team.
There are various roles which include having working at heights training as desirable criteria, therefore having been trained could be the deciding factor when it comes to you getting the job over someone else. Take the opportunity to enhance your CPD today.
Types of Working at Heights Courses and Accrediting Bodies
There are many activities that include working at height, therefore the right training course per individual depends very much on their job and the activities associated with it. Some of the most common activities include the use of ladders and accessing roofs, scaffolding, or working on overhead lines. Some of our most popular working at Heights courses cover:
- Ladder Safety – including training to use the Tetra Ladder System which is having a hugely positive impact on safety is various industries due to users always maintaining three points of contact, this reducing fall risk.
- Domestic and Commercial Roof Access
- Scaffold Erection, Inspection and Dismantling
- Use of Mobile Elevated Platforms and Mobile Access Towers
- Rescue from height
- Harness wear and inspection
To find out more about Working at Heights Training Courses, do not hesitate to get in touch on 028 3839 8700 (NI) or 01 891 6105 (ROI) to discuss your requirements.