The HSE is about to launch an e-learning tool aimed at the occasional user of access equipment. WAIT will help you choose the safest type of access equipment, if you need to work at height. It is especially useful if you are self employed or a manager or supervisor of a small or medium sized enterprise.
The tool may also assist individuals who want to find out more information on the variety of work at height access equipment available. It provides guidance based on the information you put in about the type of task you are doing and the environment you are working in.
WAIT helps you select the most appropriate equipment, acting as a supplement to your assessment of the health and safety risks caused by the job. Ideally, you need to use the tool at least a day before the planned work activity, taking into account likely weather conditions etc, as this will help you decide what equipment you need, which you may need to hire.