Working at height with personal safety equipment is a challenging task, which is never risk-free, and often quite demanding. The work demands, in addition to the minimum physical and mental requirements, a serious, professional education.

As supplement to the training manuals, we have developed other training aids for the educators. With these aids, training centers and companies should be capable of passing on a structured , and practical knowledge base to their employees.

healthIn Switzerland, there is no legal requirement for workers to pass a physical exam before performing dangerous work at height.

The employer is however bound to only employ workers with proper training and who are physically and mentally suited for the job.

 

A worker’s health cannot be allowed to put himself or others at risk on the job.

At risk training sessions for working at height, it is recommended that the participants fill out and sign a declaration of their current health condition.


The original file can be found on the downloads page (raining documentation --> Educator - Training aids and forms)

The declaration confirms that the participant is free of health problems, able to take part in the training, and later able to work at height.

Work involving technical safety equipment may only be carried out by proven specialists that have been briefed on the specific working conditions (VUV 5 & 8).

Hence, there should always someone on site capable of rescuing his coworkers from dangerous situations.


Unfortunately, until recently, there have been huge differences in the content and length of training sessions for technical safety equipment to prevent falling accidents.

30 Minute sessions with 15 participants were not uncommon.
The reasons for this are complex, and may have been due to the conditions of the schooling company, as well as the firm receiving the training.

This website should help to improve the situation by standardizing the training options in the interest of course participants. See rubric: Length of Training

An appropriate training for people with limited experience should last a full work day.

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