Falling from heights continued to be the biggest killer in workplaces and 90% of such accidents can be prevented. Throughout the years, many died or suffered serious injury as a result of falling from height at workplaces. All industries are exposed to the risks presented by falling hazard although the level of incidence varies considerably.
- What is working at height?
- Work at heights regulations
- Height and Safety at Work Act (UK)
- Workplace Safety and Health Act (Singapore)
- Steps towards risk assessment
- Managing the falling hazard
- Methods involved in working at height
- Selection of equipment and inspection
- Basic rescue system (lowering of casualty)
- Practical session
This affiliated course is delivered in conjunction with TWI SEA at its state-of-the-art facilities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Introduction to SKED stretcher
- Methods for handling stretcher (unrolling and lay flat)
- How to place a casualty on the stretcher (log roll method)
- How to place a casualty on the stretcher (slide method)
- How to position and fasten stretcher straps and buckles
- Horizontal lift and decent methods
- Other accessories, removable webbing handles
- Backpack and towing harness
- Rolling up the stretcher
- Optional quick connect and quick release buckle kit
- Practical use of pre-rigged pulley system with stretcher
- Practical use of tripod with stretcher
- An outlook of the legislation relating to work at heights and a guide to the options on how to comply
- The details behind the equipment standards to ensure usage within the intended purpose
- Methods to be adopted for rescue operations with specialized equipment such as SKED Stretcher
- The course focuses on a high degree of practical training
Satisfactory completion of the written and practical assessment elements is a pre-requisite for successful award of certification.