Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Safety Management in the Rope Access and Work at Height Industry

For any supervisors aiming to develop their knowledge and ability to manage rope access sites, and for managers looking for a sense check on their current arrangements, then High Q's IOSH course is the bootcamp you have been looking for.

We have confirmed dates in Christchurch, New Zealand for the 19th and 20th of September, hosted by HeadsUp Training to coincide with the IRATA Regional Committee AGM. Also confirmed are the 3rd and 4th of October in Brisbane, Australia.

Safety Management in the Rope Access and Work at Height Industry

Prepare to enhance your safety expertise in the rope access and working at height industry with a comprehensive two-day IOSH Safety Management course. This engaging program will be led by industry authority Karl Raby, the director of High PL.

In recent times, a surge in serious incidents within the rope access field has drawn regulatory attention. The UK's Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Queensland Workplace Health and Safety, and The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) have all shared their concern with industry, emphasizing the need for improvements in the following domains:
Effective planning, organization, and control of industrial rope access to establish secure work systems.
Supervision, competence, and consideration of human and organizational factors during rope access operations.
Rigorous audit, vigilant monitoring, and thorough compliance review aligned with acknowledged best practices.

To fulfil this industry demand, High Q UK has designed a benchmark 2 day health and safety competence program tailored for Managers and Supervisors overseeing rope access industry.

This course directly addresses the focal areas identified by the HSE and aligns with the competence requisites outlined in the IRATA ICOP and ASNZS ISO 22846. Notably, this course bridges gaps that the current IRATA Level 3 training doesn't encompass. We prioritise effective project planning, ensuring candidates not only meet their legal responsibilities but also adhere to established best practices.
This course has earned approval from the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Successfully completing this program will earn you a prestigious IOSH certificate.

Join us for this invaluable learning experience, where safety is paramount and expertise is cultivated. Together, let's elevate industry standards and ensure safer working environments for all.

Course Pre-Requisites
IRATA Level 2 or 3 (a pre-requisite for an IRATA Level 3 is at least 2 years industrial work at height experience);
Or, a manager or supervisor with at least 3 years industrial work at height experience

Learners will demonstrate:
- a working understanding of relevant legislation
- a working understanding of Plan, Do, Check, Act management framework
- an ability to identify work at height hazards
- an ability to choose and apply suitable control measures
- an ability to analyse a range of work at height situations and create the ALARP work solution
Course Modules
Introducing Safety Management in the Rope Access and Work at Height Industry
Work at height and the law
Risk Management (Plan)
Work at height in practice: selection of methods and developing a safe method of work (Plan/Do)
Managing the work (Do)
Reviewing the effectiveness of workplace safe system of work arrangements (Check)
Continual improvement (Act)