Working at Heights

Part 4 and Schedule 5 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (SI No. 299 of 2007) relating to “Work at Height” sets out a range of requirements as regards various matters including the following:
  • Organisation
  • Planning and risk assessment of work at height
  • Checking of places of work at height
  • Avoidance of risks from work at height
  • Protection of places of work at height
  • Selection of work equipment for work at height
  • Condition and stability of structure
  • Additional requirements for scaffolding
  • Collective safeguards for arresting falls
  • Personal fall protection systems
  • Ladders
  • Inspection of work equipment
This one-day course is designed for personnel who are required to plan, evaluate and carry out work at height as well as supervisors of such work

Delivery Mode

  • Customised

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What's covered?

  • Introduction to Work at Height
  • Legislation applicable to Work at Height including the General Application Regulations 2007 Part 4
  • Risk Assessment for Work at Height
  • Safe System of Work
  • Selection and Use of Personal Fall Protection Systems and Equipment
  • Restraint Systems
  • Inspecting Fall Arrest Equipment

Who should participate?

  • Company personnel who are responsible for the planning, evaluating and work at height
  • Environmental, Health and Safety personnel

What will I learn?

Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;

  • Understand the legislative requirements pertaining to working at height including the SHWWA 2005 and the SHWW (General Application) Regulations 2007 Part 4
  • Carry out a risk assessment and planned system of work for working at height
  • Develop and implement a safe system of work while working at height
  • Understand the general safety principles for working at height
  • Understand the different types of fall protection systems and equipment available
  • Know the maintenance and inspection requirements of personnel fall protection equipment

Who are the tutors?

Finbarr Stapleton

Finbarr Stapleton, Antaris, has a B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry and a Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety and is a member of IOSH. He has over thirty years experience, initially as Laboratory Manager in an Analytical Laboratory, a number of years experience as an EHS Manager in the Food Industry and subsequently in technical consultancy.

He has successfully implemented OHSAS 18001/45001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 in a large number of industries. He has extensive experience of quality management and environmental and health and safety management systems, energy management, waste management as well as environmental and health and safety legislation. He is a qualified Auditor of ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 management systems. Finbarr has also extensive experience of energy management systems such as ISO 50001. He has carried out a number of projects on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
He regularly carries out audits and risk assessments for client companies. He has also qualified as a dangerous goods safety adviser.

Finbarr has assisted a number of companies in making successful applications to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for an IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control) licence and has also carried out Environmental Impact Assessments for a number of companies.

Finbarr also holds an NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education. He is the lead tutor for the Nebosh International Certificate and Diploma courses.

Nick Smyth

Nick Smyth graduated from the University of Limerick in 1981 with a BSc in Manufacturing Technology having taken the Materials Engineering specialisation. He has worked as a Technical, Q.A./Materials Engineering and E.H.S. professional for 24 years, which included management roles in Intel Ireland, Johnson and Johnson, DeBeers Industrial Diamond, SPS International, Abbott Ireland and Fulflex International. He holds qualifications in Quality Assurance/Management, Lead Auditing, Safety Health and Welfare at Work, Occupational Hygiene and Environmental Management.

Nick also holds an NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education, and a CAE certificate in Accessible Environments and the Disability Discrimination Act.
He joined Antaris in June of 2005 and provides consultancy and SQT training services in his areas of experience and expertise.

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