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As one of the global leaders in working at height, Capital Safety Training is an excellent choice for those seeking comprehensive training courses for a variety of industrial sectors. In addition to offering standard study programs aimed at different levels and objectives, we can also provide bespoke training courses designed for your specific workplace needs.
To ensure your workforce gets the best training experience possible, our working at height courses are taught by a team of fully qualified instructors. Our programs range from simple height safety awareness courses to more advanced programs for managers, supervisors and trainers. Class sizes are also kept small with six to ten students per instructor. This ensures all participants receive the theoretical and practical training they require to master the necessary skills and techniques at each level.
Capital Safety Training is IRATA accredited and GWO approved. All courses are taught in our dedicated training facilities and are suitable for those working at height in a range of industries with or without harness equipment. We can also create bespoke courses to be held on-site at your business. As our instructors are knowledgeable about international safety standards, we can also create a working at height safety program to teach your workers what they need to work safely and stay legally compliant around the globe.
Our training programs are designed for those working at height in general industry as well as specific sectors such as manufacturing, utilities, transport, wind energy, oil & gas, and construction. The following WAH courses are now available:
Those enrolling in these courses should be medically fit with a head for heights and a reasonable level of fitness. Certification at Height Safety Level 2 is also required for the refresher course. For more advanced programs, prior experience with working at height or a functional knowledge of the required safety equipment may be necessary.
While the content of each course will vary depending on the level and objectives, below are some of the areas covered:
For the Awareness, Level 1, Level 2, PFPE inspector, and Manager, and Supervisor courses, successful graduates will receive a certificate and photo ID which are valid for three years. Those who pass the Competent Person Trainer course will receive 12 month certification which can be extended on a 12 month basis for a period of three years. Graduates of the rescue and escape courses will receive a three year certificate and will be advised to undergo annual updates afterwards.
All WAH safety courses are taught at our Manchester training centre. These purpose built facilities house a fire tower, non-operational 30 metre wind turbine, spacious rooftop training area, drill tower and three telecoms towers. Bespoke on-site programs can also be provided to those who cannot attend our Manchester centre.
Our working at heights safety courses are taught following these UK standards:
For more information concerning our working at height training courses and when they are offered, take a look through the selection of courses below. Our full course list can be found here.
The aim of this course is to provide individuals with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to refresh and maintain the required level of competence to: safely access wind turbines using fixed ladders; rescue a colleague from suspension in PFPE; escape from a wind turbine using an auto descender.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations require employers to ensure all of its employees are supplied with the necessary instruction, information and training to allow them to perform their roles without risk to themselves or others.