The changing of the seasons can present a whole new set of hazards when you are working at height. Not only does the weather change, but the environment changes, too. It is important to stay on top of any working at height training needs you might have, especially when there are extra weather hazards present. Should you require any IPAF Training in Tyne and Wear, then North East Access Training is here to help.
Things to Look Out For
- Although the snow has gone, it is still likely to rain so ensure you are always wearing non-slip shoes that protect your feet and are in good condition
- Despite glimpses of the sun, the wind can still be ice cold so ensure you wear a bulky coat that is visible to others, and will provide support should you suffer a fall
- Wearing fingerless gloves will help to keep your hands warm but ensure they have gripped palms
- Wear reactive lenses if you require glasses, or sunglasses, to avoid glare from the sun on wet surfaces
- Avoid walking in muddy patches where possible as you can trip easily, even with non-slip shoes or boots
- If you suffer from allergies, ensure you take medication to avoid any sneezing induced accidents. Remember that some medications can make you drowsy, so ensure you take the correct dosage
If your staff are in need of a refresher course, or new employees need to be trained up, our facility for IPAF Training in Tyne and Wear is perfect. A full day training session encompasses capabilities, procedures, hazard awareness and appropriate responses, safety checks and familiarisation with equipment used while working at height.
Your employee will be assessed in each area and a log book will be completed for documented proof of course content. Successful trainees will receive an IPAF Training PAL Card as a qualification to demonstrate their knowledge and expertise.
For more information on any of our other training courses, or to book your place for IPAF Training Tyne and Wear, please visit our website or contact our customer service team to discuss your requirements.