Haz-Ed’s – Work safely at heights course is designed to assist employers and employees in understanding the characteristics, hazards and legislative requirements needed to work safely at height.
Participants are introduced to important legislation, codes of practice and Australian Standards relating to working at height. An understanding of hazard identification, job safety analysis and the hierarchy of controls will be achieved.
Safety issues related to working at heights are covered, from how forces are generated in falls to correct selection and use of anchor points and height safety equipment. Other areas introduced include the use of ladders, scaffolding and EWPs.
Throughout the course, students will develop, participate and apply skills in the safe management of working at height, from correctly fitting a full body harness and identifying harness features, through to equipment inspection and maintenance and basic height rescue.
They will experience and use a wide selection of height safety equipment, tailored to suit the company’s individual requirements throughout the course.
Working at height and prevention of falls includes
– Safety practices to implement systems to prevent falls
– Safe methods of working at height or on brittle surfaces
– Emergency proceedures and hazard reporting
– Proper use, care and storage of equipment for working at heights
Considerations covered when working with EWP’s
Unique safety topics covered specifically for working with Elevating Work Platforms (EWP)
– Safe height and reach of the EWP unit
– Safe working load of the EWP unit
– The ground conditions
– Position of overhead power lines and other electrical hazards
For more information see our >> Elevating Work Platform Training Course
OS&H Requirements in WA
– Inspection of fall injury prevention systems – Regulation 3.51 of the OS&H Regulations 1996 requires that: a competent person inspects fall injury prevention systems and details when and how often the inspections be carried out.
– Inspection of anchorages – Regulation 3.52 of the OS&H Regulations 1996 states under what circumstances inspections are carried out.
– Requirements for edge protection – Where a risk of falling is at 2 or more metres including work performed on scaffolds, landings, fixed staircases, formwork or suspended slabs, edge protection or a fall injury prevention system must be provided and detailed in regulation 3.55 of the OS&H Regulations 1996
– Requirements for working on brittle or fragile roofing – Work performed on or around roofing materials made of asbestos, glass, fibreglass etc. is required to conform to regulation 3.57 of the OS&H Regulations 1996
View more on the Government of Western Australia’s Code of practice – Prevention of falls at workplaces
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