Rooftop Safety Awareness

  • This course will provide those attending with the basic information required to safely access rooftop sites. It aims to highlight the key hazards and risks found so that employees can take effective action to reduce risks to an acceptable level. The course will emphasise the difference between safe and unsafe rooftops, requirements for guardrails, barriers and safe access, radio frequency and suggest good working practices.

    Course ID:  TC1 
    Ratio: 12 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 0.5 day


  • Person in harness on a roof



    Who Should Attend

    Field staff and others working in the telecommunications industry who may require access to switches, BTS’s and protected rooftop sites as part of their work activities and do not require use of fall arrest equipment.

    Course Objectives & Content

    • Legislation affecting work on rooftops
    • Duties and responsibilities
    • General requirements when working on third party sites
    • Hazards & risks found on rooftop sites
    • RF Safety (maximum 20 minutes)
    • Safe systems of work - lone working, permit to work, slips, trips and falls, asbestos, general PPE
    • Protected and unprotected rooftops – how to identify and take effective action
    • Access – safety requirements when working with fixed and portable ladders


    The successful delegates will receive a certificate valid for 3 years, after which a refresher training will be necessary. 3M will notify you when your certificate is due for renewal.


    • Health and safety at work act 1974
    • Working at height regulations 2005
    • BS 8437 COP for the selection, use and maintenance of fall protection systems and equipment for use in the work place
    • BS 8454 COP for delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue


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