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Work Safely at Heights


Work safely at heights


1 Day

Many work operations are conducted above ground level or the workplace floor. Falling from such heights is a serious hazard and a major cause of workplace injury. Working at heights can become even more dangerous because of weather conditions, inadequate housekeeping and poorly designed and inadequately maintained equipment. 

Those responsible for health and safety in the workplace, and those who work at heights, should be familiar with the design principles that can eliminate or control the hazardous elements of working at heights. They should also be familiar with the use of safety equipment. 

Course Delivery 

A learner guide and review questions will be provided to the student prior to course commencement. To fulfil the training requirements for this course, the student must read through this, complete the review questions and bring both with them on the day.   

This course is delivered face-to-face including classroom theory and practical training. 

Course Content 

This course will alert participants to the hazards of working at heights and the potential for serious or fatal injury. 

On completion, participants will be able to recognise and assess hazards of working at heights. They will also know how to apply this knowledge in their own workplaces with a focus on eliminating potential hazards. The following areas are covered: 

  • Recognising the hazards 

  • Understanding the health effects 

  • Complying with the law 

  • Identifying and assessing hazards 

  • Recommending control measures and programs 

  • Fall Prevention 

  • Hand Rail & Guard Rail Systems 

  • Harness & Safety Systems 

  • Eliminating risks 

  • Rescue plan 

Course Requirements

  • Students must have a valid USI 

  • Good English language and literacy skills 

  • Appropriate clothing, including a hi-visibility shirt/vest and enclosed shoes or boots 

  • Adequate health and fitness to carry out tasks safely 

Course Fees 

All enrolments are considered tentative until payment has been received.

Course Outcome 

Upon successful completion participants will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment in RIIWHS204E - Work safely at heights. 

It is recommended that a refresher course be undertaken every 2 years.

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