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Eagle Platforms Now Fully Approved PASMA Training Centre

Oct 17, 2018 | 0 comments

When it comes to the hierarchy of accidents in the workplace, working at height has the ignominy of consistently ranking as the number one cause. Over recent years concerted efforts have been made to address this, but it remains a major issue and one which only training across the board, for employees and managers alike can address.

The two major accreditors of working at height training in the UK are PASMA and IPAF, both industry standard and responsible for overseeing a wide range of exceptional training courses in the UK.

JW Simpkin Ltd exemplify the vast spectrum of industries that needs working at height training. They are fire protection specialists who ensure that their employees are trained on courses provided by both PASMA and IPAF in order to meet site safety measures when delivering their services of fire protective boarding and intumescent painting of structural steelwork.

In terms of the kinds of businesses that need to ensure that their employees and managers are trained in safe working at height, it’s a case of how long is a piece of string. However, the industries most at risk tend to be the building trade, telecommunications, roadwork operations, decorating and window cleaning and warehouse operations. Of course there are multiple other industries that are affected. There are training courses for managers that help them understand the risks of a particular site in particular conditions and how to plan to make sure best practice is adhered to. In some ways this is just as important as ensuring those actually up on a big cherry picker are fully trained.

Ensuring that employees are fully trained is inarguably the first step towards risk mitigation. You can give everyone the top of the line Personal Protective Equipment, but if they don’t understand when conditions make it too risky to even attempt working at height, such items can be utterly useless. Before looking at all of the more specific and in some ways selfish reasons why training is important it is vital to bear in mind that according to the Health and Safety Work Act of 1974, all employers have a duty of care to ensure all employees and visitors to their premises are kept safe.

It may seem blindingly obvious, but the better trained employees are in safety procedure, the easier it is for them to focus on their jobs and become more productive. Jobs will take up less time and become more streamlined. While the initial outlay for training programmes may seem costly, employers can reap the rewards in many ways. In fact, money can be saved in the long run. Imagine the legal fees, reputational damage and fines that could be incurred should an employer be found to be at fault or negligent after a fatal accident? Yes, there should be a moral obligation, but even the hardest of business noses should appreciate the potentially damaging financial implications. It is also worth noting that contracts are starting to be withheld from under-trained organisations as it is not worth the risk of any negative publicity an accident could bring.

Finally, everyone wants to work in a happy working environment and studies show that when employees are confident in their safety and ability to adapt to different working conditions they are much happier in their roles, leading once again to better productivity and morale.

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Eagle Platforms Ltd
Ryton Road, Anston
Sheffield, S25 4DL

Registered in UK & Wales 07665934

Eagle Platforms Ltd
Ryton Road, Anston
Sheffield, S25 4DL

Registered in UK & Wales
07665934

Exciting new development at Eagle Platforms

Eagle Platforms are always on the lookout for more ways in which we can assist in the improvement of safety levels when working at height. Whether through updating hire equipment to taking advantage of technological improvements or tinkering with highly honed training programs, there is always something to be done.

The very latest advancement in the offerings of Eagle Platforms to the working at height world in the UK is that they are now a fully approved PASMA training centre, which means that Eagle Platforms now cover the training courses provided by the two largest accreditors of courses in working at height in IPAF and PASMA.

When you choose a training course with Eagle Platforms you are choosing to take advantage of over 30 years’ experience in the field and a knowledge that is unparalleled among their peers. Should Sheffield be too far from your place of work then Eagle Platforms also offer the opportunity to carry out training programs in your workplace.

Combined course possibility!

As new doors open so do new possibilities for our valued customers past, present and future. And so as a result of our acceptance as PASMA accredited trainers Eagle Platforms are pleased to be able to announce that we are now offering a combined course over a 2 day period that covers both IPAF and PASMA training. This will be a huge bonus for anyone looking to be covered by both accreditors and boost their skillsets at the same time.

Working at height is still the single greatest cause of accidents in the workplace and ensuring that you or your staff are kept up-to-date with industry recognized training is imperative.

Contact Eagle Platforms now to schedule your training programs or with any questions on 0114 269 5909.