Training providers, employers and delegates can now choose between the combined course, or individual modules
Basic Safety Training Version 13 has launched today and now includes an option for delegates to complete a combined Working at Heights and Manual Handling Module.
The existing standalone modules can still be completed separately and their overall duration (two days W@H + half day MH) remains the same.
The new combined module has a two day duration and has been developed in cooperation with members and the support of training providers throughout 2019. Key changes include the removal of one rescue exercise (unconscious casualty inside of ladder) and the introduction of detailed pre-use equipment inspections plus a requirement to cover more than one product during the training.
Alex Booker, Training Development Manager at Global Wind Organisation led the working group. He explained: “This has been an extremely valuable exercise and has allowed us to refine these modules so the core learning objectives are delivered in 2 days, rather than 2 ½. We were particularly happy to have had the opportunity to manage this working group with the support of our North American stakeholders including two pilot training tests where combined WaH and MH was successfully completed in July and August.”
While employers and delegates can now choose between taking the combined course, or individual modules, records for both W@H and MH will still need to be uploaded into WINDA.
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