Construction Essentials: Site Safety Training

by Michael Addison in Safety | posted:

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According to the Health and Safety Executive, one-third of fatal workplace injuries occurred in the construction sector.

What’s troubling was the fact they were all self-employed workers. As one of the most work safety-conscious counties in the world, the price of risk is high. Avoidable accidents can cost a companies finance and reputation.

 

Did you know?

Between October – December 2018, there were over 60 cases of contractors, companies and individuals sentenced for failing to adhere to health & safety regulations.

 

The majority of these workplace accidents were the result of falling from a height or being struck by a moving vehicle.

To prevent hardworking employers like yourselves avoid worker accidents, we’ve updated our training pages with suitable and cost-effective courses.

 

PASMA Training

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To prevent death and injury caused by falling from a height, all workers must complete the work at height course. This half day course touches upon the 2005 working at height regulations, as well as giving an overview of safe and unsafe working practices.

This essential course also gives an insight into ladders and steps, fragile roofs and other surfaces.

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As part of working from heights training, we offer professional PASMA training which upon successful completion will award learners with a PASMA Certification and ID Card valid for 5 years.

 

Combi – Mobile Access Tower and Low-Level Access for Users

This course is ideal for anyone who will work from low-level access units and standard mobile access towers. Learners will over the course of one full day understand how to dismantle, erect, relocate and inspect low-level access units and standard mobile aluminium towers.

 

Additionally, learners will find out how to carry out inspections and maintain inspection records.  With relevant legislation in mind, the training will go through PASMA Code of Practice and PAS250 along with practical advice on various elements of tower work.

Training takes place on-site or at one of our 33 nationwide training centres. Book your workers a training session today.

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Now if you’re looking for time-efficient teaching for your Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) such as cherry pickers and scissor lifts, see our selection of IPAF courses below.


IPAF Training Courses

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Whether you’re in a managerial or supervisory position or need to teach others about powered access, our extensive IPAF courses can provide the training you need.

The programs we provide include the following:

(Single) Static Boom (1b) – ONE DAY

(Single) Mobile Vertical (3a) – ONE DAY

(Single) Mobile Boom (3b) – ONE DAY

(Dual) Mobile Vertical (3a) + (3b) Mobile Boom – ONE DAY


Ideal for delegates who use, supervise or manage the use of powered access equipment, including scissor lifts, self-propelled boom lifts, PAV platforms, trailer mounted boom lifts and aerial work platforms. They were designed to instruct operators to prepare and operate various types of MEWPs depending on the situation and scenario you would need them for.

By the end of the training candidates will be aware of accident prevention and control; needs regarding personnel protection; and be able to drive the MEWP safely and manoeuvre the machine as required.

For one full day, at our depot or on-site you and your workers upon successful completion will receive a Powered Access Licence (PAL) Card, a safety guide, a log book and a certificate.

Book a training session today.

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harness and inspection training

To ensure yourself and your workers reduce the level of risk from working at height, we also offer a half day harness use and inspection course.


This IPAF accredited course is designed for any operator, supervisor or manager to select, inspect and use harnesses and lanyards when working with MEWPs. After all, having equipment available is all well and good, but, knowing how to use it is fundamental. Personal protection like harnesses requires an individual to have the expertise to know when they are safe and fit for purpose.

 

For best value book both this and any IPAF course together.

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Now. While we’ve covered the majority of site safety training. To prevent the likelihood of an accident happening, you should be prepared for any eventuality.

 

First Aid Safety Training

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The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all construction sites to have appropriate first aid facilities and a designated person responsible for supervising them. Construction sites are often high-hazard areas, for this reason, the Health and Safety Executive recommends that for fewer than 5 employees, you need at least one appointed person who can look after the first aid equipment and call for emergency services when needed. This person can provide emergency cover where a first-aider is absent, though they do not need first aid training.

For an employee size between 5-50, you need at least one person who’s taken the first aid at work course. This three-day course covers a wide range of injuries, leaving the individual at the end of the course a qualified first aider.

 

Book a session today.

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