Get High is an exciting opportunity for unemployed people aged 18+ to take up free working at heights training. Get-High-Logo-Final

It is Manor House Development Trust’s bespoke Working at Height training programme, which takes advantage of the rise in skyscraper construction and a growing demand from employers for workers with these skills. This course has allowed people, who would not normally be able to afford it, the opportunity to gain an IRATA Level 1 qualification and 5 others – to the value of £2,000 per person.

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Get High is funded by Woodberry Works, a Hackney Council training and employment scheme; and delivered by London’s premier working at height training company BeSafety. Other partners include London Legacy Development Corporation.

Get High cohorts 1 and 2 have now finished. 

The course is made up of the following modules, 6 of which are accredited:

  • Asbestos awareness
  • PASMA alloy tower – safe use of mobile access towers
  • Ladder use
  • Working safely
  • First aid emergency
  • Window cleaning techniques
  • Abseiling IRATA Level 1- industrial rope access training
  • Fitness sessions

Trainees have gained a total of 92 qualifications
There is a wide range of employment opportunities associated with this training in construction, window cleaning, building maintenance and repair, tree surgery, oil industry and theatre rigging.
95% of trainees completed the two courses
Get High has trained 20 unemployed people so far. Each trainee has the opportunity to gain 6 accreditations each.
 

Get High’s latest successful cohort trained 12 unemployed Hackney residents. Here’s what they said:

Nathan: “This whole course has been amazing! I have made great bonds with people that I would not have crossed paths with before otherwise. I passed with excellence so feeling pretty pleased with myself at the minute. I have contacts for work now, so a massive thank you, you have done a great thing and I hope this course will continue in the future”.

Robert: “This course is directly applicable to a wide variety of jobs”.

Billy: “The course made me a lot fitter!  The trainers were great, they made sure dyslexia didn’t get in my way. The catering at the Redmond Community Centre was great! And thanks for the Oyster card, I couldn’t have done the course without it”! 

For further information about the course please contact Felix.fry@mhdt.org.uk / 020 8356 7587