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Working safely at height for beginners

Health and Safety is just as important – and in many ways, even more important – for beginners including DIY enthusiasts, building apprentices or construction business start-ups.

Whether you work in the construction industry or not, working at height can be problematic. From cleaning to remodelling, minor updates to major projects, you may find yourself trying to reach the top of a high wall or a ceiling. If so, it’s vital that you get the training you need before you begin.

There are two types of courses that will really help in this area:

  • PASMA courses. These courses should be undertaken by anyone who is planning to work at height. Whether you are looking to just cover the essentials, or are looking to complete the popular Towers for Users course, it is well worth looking into the various options before you sign up. PASMA courses give you the training you need to work safely and confidently at height, ensuring that you have taken the right precautions before you start work. Courses start from one-day training to longer-term, combined courses that will cover a broad range of topics.
  • IPAF courses. IPAF delivers powered access training for experts and beginners. If you plan to operate a static scissor or boom lift, a mobile scissor or boom lift, a mast climber or push around vehicles, you will need to undertake the relevant IPAF courses. This kind of machinery can be extremely dangerous in inexperienced hands, so it’s vital that you get professional training before you begin your project. IPAF courses can deliver the absolute basics, or in-depth training for management level operatives, so ask your chosen centre which would best fulfil your needs.

How Mr Plant Hire can help

  • At Mr Plant Hire we understand the risks involved in working at height and will work closely with you to improve your technical skills and knowledge so that you are ready to take on whatever task is at hand.
  • Whether you are just starting out or have been in construction for many years, our London IPAF and PASMA courses will be of great benefit.

Keep up to date with government legislation and learn new practical skills on one of our London PASMA or IPAF courses.  Contact Mr Plant Hire today for more information.

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