HS9 Working at Height Supervisor

Course Designed for HSE personnel and Working at Height Supervisors, taught by professional trainers.

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at future supervisors who have high-level work activities.

Course content:

The course covers the following:

  • Introduction
  • What the law says
  • Supervisors are directly responsible
  • Obligations of the employer
  • Supervisor responsibilities
  • Responsibilities of the worker
  • Discrimination
  • The five categories of workplace hazard
  • The role of the supervisor
  • 1. Observation
  • 2. Safety inspection
  • Effective safety inspection checklist
  • 3. Workplace risk analysis
  • Why risk analysis at work?
  • 4. Incident and accident analysis
  • Incident / accident investigation process
  • Go to root causes
  • Introduction
  • Dangers Hazards
  • Warnings
  • Risks at work at height
  • Hierarchy of risks working at height
  • Risk assessment
  • Introduction
  • Why employees do not follow safety rules
  • Supervisor is the key
  • Supervisors should be instructors
  • When should the training take place?
  • Training topics
  • Important training instructions
  • Model training strategy
  • Introduction
  • Management level behavior
  • Safety Leadership
  • Introduction
  • What is strong leadership?
  • What is not leadership?
  • Management + Leadership = Culture
  • Why do we need fall protection?
  • When is fall protection needed?
  • How do workers fall?
  • The importance of the fall protection program
  • The role of each in the fall protection program
  • Falls in the real world
  • Elements of the fall protection program
  • Designation of competent persons and qualified persons
  • Defining the danger of falling
  • How are fall hazards assessed?
  • Determining the probability of falling
  • Determining the severity of the fall
  • Determining the fall distance
  • Falling hazard control
  • Access on rigid support
  • Portable stairs
  • Preventing falls from portable stairs
  • Scaffolding placed on the ground (fixed)
  • How do falls from scaffolding happen?
  • Prevention of falls on scaffolding
  • Nacele
  • How do falls occur on the platforms?
  • Adequate protection against falling from the platforms
  • Safe practices while working on platforms
  • Access on suspended support
  • Adjustable suspended scaffolding
  • How do falls from suspended scaffolding occur?
  • Using adjustable suspended scaffolding
  • When are fall protection PPE required for suspended scaffolding?
  • What should you know about descent control devices?
  • How do falls happen?
  • What is a fall protection system?
  • Types of fall protection systems
  • Other methods of fall protection
  • Identifying and assessing fall hazards
  • Personal fall arrest equipment
  • A - Anchor point
  • B - Complex belt (Hamul)
  • C - EIP connection between harness and anchor point-Ropes and Self-retractable
  • Beware of balanced falls
  • Fall factor
  • Calculating the fall distance
  • Drop stop
  • Life line systems
  • Safe practices for personal fall arrest systems
  • Lumbar belts
  • Restriction systems
  • Positioning systems
  • Railing systems
  • Safety nets
  • Warning systems
  • Why fall protection training?
  • Training workers is the responsibility of employers
  • How is the training done?
  • Mixed training
  • Instructor criteria
  • When you need to do training
  • Written training documents
  • Harness inspection
  • Inspection of textile parts for equipment (ropes, ropes, shock absorbers, straps)
  • Visual examination of straps and ropes (defects)
  • Need to save promptly?
  • Develop an emergency response plan

Supervisor Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years
  • Good Standing and Health
  • “Working at Height Capable” Medical Certificate

Theoretical course / course location

  • Safety Academy headquarters or at the beneficiary’s headquarters
  • Duration: 2 hours

Practice Course / Location

  • Safety Academy or Client HQ
  • Duration: 6 hours

Instructions for the Theoretical Exam

The theoretical part of the course ends with a test. Make sure you read and master the material in each module to give the correct answer to the questions. Choose the correct answer. Each question has only one correct answer. To take the test you must answer all the questions. The scale for passing the test is at least 80% correct answers. If you have not reached the scale, come back and answer again.

Instructions for Practice Exam

The practical part of the course starts only after the test for the theoretical part has been passed. The programming for the practical part is done according to the trainers’ program. The practical part ends with an evaluation (practical test) of the degree of mastery of the student’s knowledge, made by the trainer. If the practical evaluation has been passed successfully, the certificate of graduation of the course is issued. The certificate is valid for 12 months.

Min. Trainee number:

  • Safety Academy HQ: 2 person
  • Client HQ: 4 person

Safety Academy will schedule the practical course and will notify you when there is a group of at least 2 people.

Max Trainee Number:

  • Safety Academy HQ: 6 person
  • Client HQ: 6 person

Price Euro (no VAT included): 350 euro 250 euro / person

  • Safety Academy HQ

Price Euro (no VAT included): 420 euro 300 euro / person

  • Client HQ

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