In Depth Courses

These courses are aimed at managers and supervisors, and cover familiarisation, management and inspection of the installed equipment. They all follow Higher Safety’s “3Cs” structure of assessing fitness for purpose, Compliant Product, Competent Use, and Comprehensive Maintenance.  They will all refer to the relevant BS and EN Standards, any trade association or other third party accredited training, and the necessary inspection and maintenance requirements. All courses can be fine tuned to meet the specific needs of a Client or an application. They can also be combined to cover the range of subjects required.

Edge Protection Familiarisation and Inspection.

An introduction to EN 13374 and the EPF Code of Practice on how to mange the selection and inspection of an edge protection system. The course looks at the common elements with the majority of current system products, and some of the specific differences. This is normally a half day course, but it can be developed into a full day with a practical inspection depending on the facilities available.

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Preventing Falls in Scaffolding (SG4:10).

A half day or full day on SG 4:10 Preventing Falls in Scaffolding. This course is for all who manage or supervise scaffolding activity, and can include a range of practical aspects depending on the facilities available.

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When does a Scaffold need Design (TG 20).

A half day introduction to the basic scaffolds in TG 20 and what to look out for and what to check. The key aspects to consider when specifying scaffolding and requesting a design.

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Scaffold Familiarisation and Inspection.

A half day or full day introduction to the selection of a scaffold contractor, and inspection, and management of scaffolding activity. This course is for all who select or manage scaffolding, and can be tailored to suit the specific equipment types (tube & fitting or system) likely to be encountered by the delegates. It includes inspection of a scaffold and is best delivered on site with scaffolding available for inspection practice.

How to select and manage MEWPs.

A half day introduction to the selection, inspection, and management of mobile elevating working platforms. This course is for all who select or manage the use of MEWPs, and can be tailored to suit the specific types of MEWP in current use, or likely to be encountered, by the delegates.

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Managing Rope Access.

A half day introduction to the selection of a Rope Access contractor and management of rope access activity. This course is for all who select or manage the use of Rope Access (abseiling). It covers competence assessment, method statements, anchoring requirements, inspections, and rescue provision. It can be tailored to suit the specific needs of a site/application, or those rope access activities likely to be encountered, by the delegates.

Managing Temporary Cradles.

A half day (or full day if an installation is available for inspection) introduction to the selection, inspection, and management of temporary suspended access equipment (TSAE). This course is for all who specify or manage the use of TSAE, and covers the competent person requirements from within BS 5974. It covers the design and loading requirements, any anchor testing counterweight or other support capacity confirmation, and the management of a temporary installation. It includes the competence of the users and the daily inspections and recording requirements.

Safe loading and un-loading of trucks and trailers.

A half day course for all who manage or specify the loading and un-loading of trucks and trailers. This course applies the work at height hierarchy to this hazardous activity, and suggest a clear and concise route to the optimum solution for a given site or location.

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Safety Net Familiarisation and Inspection.

A half day course on the familiarisation and inspection of an installed safety net system to EN 1263. The course covers what to look out for when selecting an installation contractor, and how to formally inspect the installed nets. A practical inspection session can be added, if the facilities are available.

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Harness & Lanyard selection, inspection, and use.

A half day or full day course on the selection of personal fall protection equipment, including specific anchorage systems, inspection of the equipment and use. This course is for all who specify PFPE systems for use at work, either as restraint solutions or to minimise the height and consequence of falls. It covers how to select and operate a rescue method and is flexed to suit the specific needs.

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