OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Work at Height and Rescue

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1.Who is this qualification for?

The OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Work at Height and Rescue is a specialized program designed to provide individuals with comprehensive knowledge and skills related to working at height and performing rescue operations. This internationally recognized qualification goes beyond the basics of work at height, incorporating essential training in the planning and execution of rescue procedures. Participants will gain an understanding of the specific risks associated with tasks performed at elevated positions and the necessary measures to conduct these activities safely. Ideal for workers, supervisors, and those responsible for ensuring the safety of personnel engaged in tasks at height, this Level 2 award emphasizes the integration of rescue planning and execution into overall work at height practices.
The OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Work at Height and Rescue is designed for individuals who are involved in work at height activities and are responsible for conducting or overseeing rescue operations in such environments. This qualification is particularly beneficial for:
Individuals who perform tasks at elevated positions, such as construction workers, maintenance personnel, and technicians.
Those in supervisory roles responsible for managing work at height activities and overseeing rescue operations within their teams.
Individuals designated as safety representatives or stewards with a focus on ensuring the safe execution of tasks at height, including rescue operations.
Members of emergency response teams responsible for conducting rescues in work at height scenarios.
Professionals in the field of occupational safety and health seeking specialized knowledge in the integration of rescue procedures with work at height practices.
This Level 2 qualification is tailored to provide essential knowledge and skills for individuals engaged in work at height, ensuring they are proficient in conducting rescue operations when needed, and fostering a comprehensive approach to safety in elevated work environments.

2.How long will it take?

Expect to dedicate approximately 8 hours of study to achieve this qualification.

3.Topics Covered

The specific topics covered in the OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Work at Height and Rescue can vary, but generally, they encompass a comprehensive set of principles and practices related to working safely at height, as well as planning and executing rescue operations. Common topics often include:
a) Work at Height Principles
Understanding the fundamentals of working at height, including risks and preventive measures.

b) Legal and Regulatory Framework
Overview of relevant laws, regulations, and standards governing work at height and rescue activities.

c) Risk Assessment and Management
Principles of risk assessment specific to tasks conducted at elevated positions.
Identifying and mitigating risks associated with work at height and rescue.

d) Selection and Use of Work Equipment
Proper selection, inspection, and use of equipment used in work at height and rescue operations.

e) Fall Prevention and Protection Measures
Implementing measures to prevent falls and protect workers from potential hazards.
Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

f) Rescue Planning
Developing comprehensive plans for conducting rescue operations in work at height scenarios.
Identifying rescue equipment and resources.

g) Communication and Coordination
Effective communication and coordination between workers involved in tasks at height and rescue teams.
Clear instructions and information dissemination during rescue operations.

h) Practical Rescue Techniques
Hands-on training in practical rescue techniques, including victim retrieval and evacuation procedures.

i) Emergency Response Procedures
Developing and understanding emergency response procedures for incidents that may occur during work at height and rescue operations.

j) Health and Well-being
Considerations for the health and well-being of workers engaged in work at height and rescue activities.
These topics collectively provide participants with a well-rounded understanding of working at height, associated risks, and the crucial skills and knowledge required to plan and execute rescue operations effectively.

4.Assessment Method

5.Guidance for International Delivery

OSH Qualifications Board UK recommends reaching out to the relevant Government Department in the target country where you plan to provide this qualification. This ensures alignment with local regulations and rules. In certain cases, registration as a training provider within the host country might be necessary. It is important to note that while OSH Qualifications Board UK upholds its own rigorous standards for approving centers, it does not represent or speak for other organizations or governmental departments.

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