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WAH Changes ?

Post by terryw » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:49 pm

Evening all
I have been asked about a new work at height document being issued in June 2017 which will have the requirement for those who plan and manage work at height activities are to hold a city and guilds qualification?

My answer at the moment would be that im not aware of any planned changes, could anyone advise further .scratch .scratch

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Re: WAH Changes ?

Post by WillPool » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:39 pm

I personally have not heard of any changes to the WaH regs.

In addition to this it is not usual for the HSE to be so prescriptive in their regulations, normally it will say a competent person, it would never explain what qualification they needed, such as the City & Guilds you mention.

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Re: WAH Changes ?

Post by terryw » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:37 am

Thanks for the response Will, just as i thought any proposed changes are generally made well in advance ./thumbsup..

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Re: WAH Changes ?

Post by bernicarey » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:52 pm

I'll go out on a limb here and say what a complete load of garbage!
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What is it with 'Fake News' since Trump rose to power?

Working at height is such a broad subject, from standing on a step stool to being atop the Shard in London, IMHO it would, or could, never require a single qualification in the way you describe.

In addition, there has been no HSE Public Consultation on W@H Regs since the mid 2000s.
There was an 'overhaul' of the guidance back in 2014 as part of the rest of the stuff the Collation Gov't messed around with.
So if there is a change coming, it's the Best Kept Secret ever!

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