IOSH courses from the UK to Australia

IOSH dates and latest news. Two firsts for High Q and our IOSH accredited Safety Management in the Rope Access and Work at Height Industry: Craig has just finished the first course in Holland, and Karl has completed the first course in Melbourne, Australia. Both courses were well attended, and feedback has been excellent. Further dates are available in the UK as follows: 23rd and 24th of September Highland Oilfield Services Aberdeen 28th and 29th of October, BE Safety London 17th and 18th of December, ROKT    ...

IOSH Managing Safety in the Rope Access and Work at Height Industry. Brighouse 10th and 11th of June

The upcoming course in London is now full, but there are places available for our next course to be held in Brighouse on the 10th and 11th of June. High Q’s IOSH approved course is written specifically for supervisors and managers working in rope access, and is designed to plug the gap between the IRATA Level 3 and the actual day to day requirements of running a job. What are your legal obligations and those of the company, and how do you ensure that you meet them? The course has really taken off and this year there have been four courses run in Australia, three in the UK and recently our first course in Canada. Feedback from delegates has been incredibly positive. The course is run over 2 days, and is assessed. Upon passing, candidates receive an IOSH certificate, and there is no...

IOSH Managing Safety in the Rope Access and Work at Height Industry

Our popular course is running in the UK, Australia and Canada in the next couple of months. The next course available in the UK will be held at our training centre in Brighouse, West Yorkshire on the 25th and 26th of February. The course is designed for those Managers and Supervisors who are responsible for rope access and work at height projects. The course aims to address those areas of competence that are detailed in the IRATA ICOP and ISO 22846, and that are not currently addressed by the IRATA Level 3 training scheme. Particular emphasis will be on planning work, to ensure that candidates are meeting their legal requirements and can follow established best practice. Course cost is £350 plus GST. Contact craig.shaw@high-q.co.uk for further...

IOSH Training for Rope Access Supervisors 18th and 19th of December

Safety Management in the Rope Access and Work at Height Industry Syllabus   Aims: To establish a benchmark health and safety competence for those Managers and Supervisors who are responsible for rope access and work at height projects. The course aims to address those areas of competence that are detailed in the IRATA ICOP and ISO 22846, and that are not currently addressed by the IRATA Level 3 training scheme. Particular emphasis will be on planning work, to ensure that candidates are meeting their legal requirements and can follow established best practice.   Prior knowledge: IRATA Level 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 Objectives: Develop candidate understanding of relevant legislation Develop a working knowledge of Plan, Do, Check, Act management framework Develop a working knowledge of work at height hazards Develop candidate ability to recognise common hazards and apply suitable control measures Develop candidate 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) Assessment method:   Formative assessment: will be used throughout the course, with candidates completing exercises and tasks in the student workbook, and being provided...

IRATA Safety Bulletins

IRATA have recently released six new Safety Bulletins (SB 42- SB 47) that include a rope failure incident and two anchor failure incidents. A feature of many of the incidents is poor planning and careless attitudes. Guys and girls, our Christmas message is that a rope access site is no place to be taking short cuts and risks. Plan your work, identify and control hazards, and look out for your team members – remember, unless you can fly, gravity is a bitch! Our summary of all bulletins is attached here, and you can download the full safety bulletins at...

IRATA training course summer 2017

We’ve been running regular IRATA training courses at our new IRATA training facility at ROKT in Brighouse for a year now and these have proved to be extremely successful. We are pleased to announce our next IRATA training courses for summer 2017. The dates for our IRATA training courses summer 2017 are: IRATA training course 17th July  IRATA training course 14th August IRATA training course 11th...

A happy new year to all fellow rope techs

High Q would like to wish a happy new year to our friends and colleagues in the rope access industry. We’ve been a bit quiet with posts recently, mostly due to a very busy (but welcome) end to the year. We’re hopeful that 2017 will be busier for everyone, particularly in the oil industry, and we are hearing that some of the big players are picking up more work… fingers crossed it’ll trickle down for everyone. We’re seeing an upturn in training bookings, and have a fully subscribed course for next week. We’re also seeing an upturn in booking numbers for courses on the 30th of January and 6th and 20th of February, so let’s hope that’s another positive sign that people are...

New training centre

High Q UK will be saying a fond farewell to the training centre in Elland once the course is finished next week. We are moving 3 miles down the M62 to Brighouse, and have a team hard at work setting up a new venue in an old mill space. More news to follow… For anyone interested in travelling a little further afield, High Q have recently opened a new venue in Yokohama, Japan. Not that we expect many of our revalidation candidates from the North of England to head to Japan, but you never know 🙂...