Roof Safety

Recommended For

For persons involved in any activity where work at height is part of the work task. This will cover all aspects of WAH and the risks involved to include practical training in the use of fall protection equipment. Includes specific hazards when working on roofs.

Course Objective

Theory session to include all working at height activities. To understand pre-use checks, harness fitting and correct use of all working at height equipment. To be able to inspect personal equipment and recognise defects and the correct procedure to record these issues. In detail study of the Working at Height Regulation 2005 and their impact on your profession. To enable all persons to work on exposed roofs safely.

Course Content

The Working at Height Regulations 2005.
Safe systems of work.
Methods of fall protection.
Existing safe working platforms.
Anchor identification and selection.
Work restraint systems.
Knowledge of fragile surfaces and different roof surfaces.
Work positioning systems.
Fixed and temporary fall arrest systems.
Fall arrest methods and understanding of suspension intolerance.
Risk assessing, identifying hazards and planning the work task.
Basic RF Hazards.
Inspection care and maintenance.

Skill Base

Fitting and adjustment of harness.
Fitting and use of twin lanyards.
Understanding practically the use of the energy absorbing lanyards.
Fitting and use of work positioning equipment.
Correct use of PPE anchors and anchor systems.
Use of work restraint systems to gain access to exposed edges.
Methods of ladder climbing.
Methods of securing ladder bases.
Correct use of fall arrest blocks.
Practical use of fixed vertical fall arrest systems.
Practical use and installation of temporary vertical / horizontal fall arrest systems.

Course Requirements

No pre-course requirements.

Medical Requirements

A Reax statement of medical fitness to be signed prior to the commencement of the course. A reasonable level of fitness will be required to complete the practical element of this course.

Course Information

Valid for: 3 Years
Duration: 1 Day
Ratio: 1:6
Assessment: Practical & Written