The SIMS training courses aim to provide useful information and relevant instruction to the candidate, assisting with the skills required and to perform efficiently within their occupation.
The course describes what working at height is, explaining the working at Height regulations 2005 and how to comply with the regulations.
It explains the difference between personal and collective protection measures. It also covers organisation, planning and competence measures, including completion of relevant risk assessments.
It aims to emphasise the key points which are:- follow good practice, organise work properly, think ‘avoid, prevent and minimise’ and choose the right equipment to use.
Finally, the course assesses the candidates’ understanding of the course material through the use of a short theoretical test.