This qualification is suitable for learners working in any environment who will have a job role involving work at height activities.
This qualification covers requirements for the use of equipment, correctly selecting and using equipment safely and correct techniques when using equipment.
Individuals achieving this qualification can then progress onto:
• Highfield Level 1 International Award in the Principles of Health and Safety at Work
• Highfield Level 1 International Award in Health and Safety for Construction Labourers and Site Visitors
• Highfield Level 2 International Award in Risk Assessment.
The qualification is assessed using the Highfield assessment pack and is split into two component parts:
i. Part one: This component is assessed through demonstration of practical skills.
ii. Part two: This knowledge-based assessment requires learners to either: answer a series of short answer questions via written or oral responses.
What Will You Learn?
- 1. Understand requirements for the use of work at height equipment
- 2. Know how to correctly select and use work at height equipment safely
- 3. Understand correct techniques to be used when using Work at Height (WAH) Equipment
- 4. Be able to use work at height equipment safely and effectively
1. Understand requirements for the use of work at height equipment
1.1 Identify employer responsibilities00:00
1.2 Identify employee responsibilities00:00
1.3 Identify what type of work at height (WaH) equipment requires additional training before use00:00
1.4 Define the terms that identify a competent person00:00
2. Know how to correctly select and use work at height equipment safely
2.1 Identify categories of personal fall protective equipment (PFPE) safety harnesses00:00
2.2 Identify key differences between Mobile Elevated Work Platform category 3a (Mobile vertical) and 3b (Mobile boom) that may affect the risk00:00
2.3 Identify key risk factors when selecting WAH equipment00:00
2.4 Describe key elements in the safe use of ladders & steps00:00
2.5 Give timescales for formal inspection on types of WAH equipment00:00
3. Understand correct techniques to be used when using Work at Height (WAH) Equipment
3.1 Describe major risks from using working at height equipment00:00
3.2 Describe the requirements of a rescue plan00:00
3.3 Identify steps in the management hierarchy for work at height00:00
4. Be able to use work at height equipment safely and effectively
4.1 Conduct a hazard spotting exercise for a work at height activity00:00
4.2 Select, inspect, and fit harnesses for safe use00:00
4.3 Demonstrate correct use of PPE during practical tasks00:00
4.4 Demonstrate safe working procedures for rooftop access00:00
4.5 Demonstrate the safe and correct use of: Leaning ladders, Step ladder, Podium steps, Mobile towers, Fixed scaffold, Mobile elevated work platform (MEWP)00:00
Learning outcomes 1-3 are assessed via knowledge assessment00:00
Learning outcomes 4 is assessed via practical assessment00:00