Working at Height
IATS Ltd have years of experience working and training in the rope access industry. We have a purpose-built training facility in the centre of Inverness, a vibrant, and lively location in the heart of the Highlands. As well as IRATA rope access training for all levels, we also offer various work at height competency training courses and advanced rescue training to cater for all needs.
At IATS LTD we use experienced IRATA Trainers and Assessors, and pride ourselves on our consistent success rate in delivering the highest standards of training, we love what we do, and see our success in people wanting to come back to train with us.
Working at Height is any work on, below, or above ground level where there is risk of personal injury through falling and/or a potential risk to people below the work site being injured by falling objects.
Working at Height training is essential to all who engage in any activities that require you to work, supervise, plan or organise work at height.
Aims of training
To ensure candidates are equipped with the knowledge necessary to carry out work at height and rescue in a safe manner.
- Increasing awareness of the risks associated with working at heights.
- An appreciation of the correct type of Personal Protective Equipment for Work at Height, the correct selection of and inspection of Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE).
- How to maintain and look after equipment.
- Encouraging workers to take steps to avoid, prevent or reduce risk of falls from height.
- Standardising training for your team.
Course content covers:
- What is work at height?
- The Work at Height Regulations and associated legislation
- The hierarchy of risk and fall protection
- Assessing risk, identifying hazards and work preparation
- Safe systems of work for work at height
- Suitability and selection of fall protection equipment
- Inspection care and maintenance requirements for PFPE
- Emergency planning and rescue
Practical skills content covers:
- Hands on use of personal fall protection equipment
- Harness selection and fitting
- Anchors EN795 Anchor selection and suitability
- Work restraint systems
- Work positioning
- Fall arrest techniques
- Applying drops protection, use of tethering lanyards and erecting worksite barriers
- Practical rescue using proven systems