NPORS Safe Working at Height

As many of you know Kentra Training was established in 1997 by Norman Kennish. Straight away the company registered with NPORS as a training provider. Our registration is number 66 and we are now one of the longest serving TP’s with them, delivering nearly 100 different training courses, including our own unique NPORS Small Plant and Portable Tools course and also the NPORS Safe working at height, which is what this blog is about.

NPORS Safe Working at Height

What to do and not do when working at height

According to the HSE

When working at height you should:

  • do as much work as possible from the ground
  • ensure workers can get safely to and from where they work at height
  • ensure equipment is suitable, stable and strong enough for the job, maintained and checked regularly
  • take precautions when working on or near fragile surfaces
  • provide protection from falling objects
  • consider emergency evacuation and rescue procedures

To prevent accidents and injuries do not:

  • overload ladders – consider the equipment or materials workers are carrying before working at height. Check the pictogram or label on the ladder for information
  • overreach on ladders or stepladders
  • rest a ladder against weak upper surfaces, for example glazing or plastic gutters
  • use ladders or stepladders for strenuous or heavy tasks, only use them for light work of short duration (a maximum of 30 minutes at a time)
  • let anyone who is not competent (who doesn’t have the skills, knowledge and experience to do the job) work at height

Our working at heights course covers the general legislation for any activities when you are not on the ground.

NPORS Safe Working at Height

Course Ratio’s

The following course training and testing ratios are the maximum numbers set by NPORS.  The ratios given are based on One instructor and one session, we can run two sessions in the day, which can be the same course or one of our other half days sessions such at Safe use of Ladder or Steps.

Duration: Half day for up to 10 candidates. This course is for candidates who have never been tested before, includes instructor presentation and full operator training.

NPORS Safe Working at Height

Certification & Validation

Any of the above lift truck courses can be registered with our awarding body NPORS or accredited by us Kentra Training.  We are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances. Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following:

  • Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card
  • NPORS Safe Working at Height registration and plastic ID card

If NPORS is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.

Our instructor will take the candidates pictures on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.

NPORS Safe Working at Height

NPORS Safe Working at Height

How we can help

Speaking of help, at Kentra we like to assist our clients with help to arrange their training needs.  We have customers from all walks of life; self employed lone workers to multi national blue chip companies, and it’s a pleasure to talk to you all.   If you would like more information about the courses we offer, including the NPORS Safe Working at Height,  click HERE for a link to our brochure or please  get in touch and let us help you through.

The Kentra Training Team

01606 832 556.

NPORS Safe Working at Height

Established Feb 1997

Proud to be celebrating delivering quality training for over 25 years.

More details are available on our blogs

Safe Working at Height – our A 2 Z of Safety Training