What is Working at Height?
Working at height is a type of work where a mishap could happen if the worker (working at height) a person could fall and injure themselves. A ladder, a roof’s edge, an opening on the floor, and even a loading dock are typical examples of working at height. A standard OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulation says that a height of 4 feet is the minimum height yardstick for workers required to take safety measures. A company must provide adequate safety awareness to the workers by sending them to a professional trainer like MILCOM for work at heights course.
Heights are one of the primary reasons for workplace fall accidents, and many workers who fall from heights may suffer injury or even death. Most fall-related accidents occur when site workers use ladders, scaffolds, or elevated equipment. People who work on platforms have more damage than the rest of the construction site workers, and demolition site labour forces often sustain multiple injuries when accidents happen.
Proper safety awareness and providing the site workers with formal training through the Working at Heights Course seem to be the only viable solution.
MILCOM’s Working at Heights Course make the workers more aware of their safety. MILCOM’s Working at Heights Course will provide adequate knowledge and information about the international rules, regulations and necessary compliances of all the parties. It may call for a specialist fall protection engineer on site before commencing work to assess your needs and guide you on what is required to safely carry out the work at a height within the regulations.
The Causes of Falls and Hikes in accidents
There are no reasons for falls which may occur during working hours. Most common are ladders, scaffolds, falling objects or falls into confined spaces, and Ceiling collapses. Things like slipping on wet floors, tripping and hitting an object while walking, or being struck by a moving object, are a few areas to watch out always.
With the expansion of industries, there has been an increase in the number of people involved in occupational accidents. You can avoid with proper training and equipment for work crews engaged in tasks requiring them to be on ladders, high places, or working from heights.
Unfortunately, it has been found that the companies do not take adequate measures due to cost factors, lack of time, and a reluctance to use safety measures. Formal training from MILCOM – a professional Safety trainer in Australia, on the work at heights course will help learners (employers, employees and supervisors) to understand their role and responsibilities concerning working safely at heights. Most importantly, this training will aid in understanding the fundamentals of working at heights.
MILCOM’s Safety Training – working at heights course Adelaide/ working at heights course Sydney/ working at heights course Perth and working at heights course Melbourne
MILCOM’s Working at Heights Course is a comprehensive course for candidates from a large industrial and construction domain. It explains the required knowledge required to work safely. It is an appropriate choice for those working in operational roles where they are needed to perform work at heights.
MILCOM’s Working at Heights Course provides participants with an overall understanding of using fall protection equipment in unfriendly environments. The training helps students identify the hazards of working at height, know key legislation, fall prevention and protection equipment types, and their application and limitations.
MILCOM’s Working at Heights Course also gives the necessary safety training to candidates entering the profession that calls for working at heights. The course covers general safety obligations, workplace responsibilities, personal fall protection, ladder safety, etc. MILCOM’s course provides comprehensive learning outcomes to candidates undergoing the course.
MILCOM’s Working at Heights Course and Documentation Process
- Candidates should be 18 years of age plus and confident working at heights.
- Candidates must have shoes with rubber grip soles during the training class.
Duration and delivery mode:
MILCOM delivers the course in one face-to-face full-day training session at one of the MILCOM training centres or a mutually convenient and suitable location for a sufficiently large group of participants. MILCOM training centres are located in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Adelaide
MILCOM’s Safety Tips For the Work Forces Working at heights
Without the appropriate safety measures and precautions, working at height is dangerous, and it may lead to accidents and serious injuries. You should identify all work at height done in your business and conduct a full risk assessment for these activities.
Follow these safety tips whenever the workforce undertakes any working at height activities to keep you and your workers safe.
- AVOID WORKING AT HEIGHT WHERE POSSIBLE
- USE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT
- ENSURE STAFF ARE APPROPRIATELY TRAINED
- INSPECT YOUR EQUIPMENT
- PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR ENVIRONMENT
- MONITOR THE WORK
Q –Why you should choose MILCOM for Safety Courses?
MILCOM is a reputed training organization that conducts safety courses with quality and compliance. MILCOM training centres are conveniently located in cities across Australia and set up with the state of the art training equipment. Our trainers are industry experts having the knowledge and industry experience to allow the learners to cultivate new skills in a supervised simulated work environment. MILCOM delivers a “job-ready training curriculum” with practical applications relevant to today’s industry.
Q- What is work at height?
Working at height implies working in a place where one may fall a distance, liable to cause personal injury if you do not take precautions. You will be considered working at a height if you:
- work above the ground floor height
- could fall from an edge, through a fragile surface or
- could fall from ground level into space on a floor or a hole in the ground
Q: Whom are the people in your workforce considered competent to work in heights?
As an employer, You must ensure that people with sufficient skills, knowledge and experience ( work at height) are employed to perform the task. If they are being trained, they work under the supervision of somebody competent to do it with all the rules and regulations in place.