FASET has long been a foundation in supporting its members with expert quality guidance, dedicated working at height training to ensure operatives have the safest possible way of working. Falls from height are still the leading cause of death in the workplace (as underlined by the Health and Safety Executive); by producing the highest-quality training, courses and guidance, FASET is working towards eliminating accidents that occur at height on construction sites.
In order to stay at the leading edge of the industry, we are constantly reviewing and updating our training and guidance. We are pleased to announce that both our Edge Protection and Stair Tower Training (and qualification renewal process) have both been updated recently.
Temporary edge protection systems are one of the main ways of preventing falls from height and must be designed and installed in accordance with BS EN 13374: 2013+A1_2018 Temporary edge protection systems – Product specification – Test methods.
Please see our page: https://www.faset.org.uk/training/edge-protection-training/
The essence of the update to Edge Protection Training is as follows:
The FASET CSCS card and endorsement has a life of five years and is obtained and subsequently renewed by sitting the FASET Edge Protection Operative Training Course and taking the GSA-2 Assessment. If competence is not demonstrated, a further site assessment may be organised following a period of supervised work to gain experience. Course attendance does not guarantee a FASET CSCS card.
Stair Tower Training
Temporary stair towers are typically installed to provide a safe means of access onto a floor or roof structure. The system comprises of a proprietary system tied in to the structure using tube and fitting components to tie them in to the structure. Please visit https://www.faset.org.uk/training/stair-tower-training/ to see our recently updated Stair Tower Training.
The FASET CSCS card and endorsement has a life of five years and is obtained and subsequently renewed by sitting the FASET Stair Tower Installation Training Course and taking the GSA-3 Assessment. If competence is not demonstrated, a further site assessment may be organised following a period of supervised work to gain experience. Again, course attendance does not guarantee a FASET CSCS card.
You can find the full range of expert quality guidance, dedicated working at height training and exclusive membership benefit schemes we offer at www.faset.org.uk