Safe Working at Heights

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Course Overview

Our Safe Working at Heights courses are designed to assist both employees and employers in understanding the characteristics, hazards and legislative requirements needed to operate safely at height. Participants are introduced to important legislation, compliance codes and Australian Standards relating to working at height. An understanding of hazard identification, completing job safety analysis and the height safety hierarchy of control will be achieved. Safety issues related to working at heights that are covered include how forces are generated in falls, correct selection and use of anchor points and height safety equipment. The theory is supplemented with practical exercises.

Students are encouraged throughout the training to develop, participate and apply skills in the safe management of working at heights from correctly fitting a full body harness and identifying harness features, through to equipment use, inspection and maintenance. Throughout the course, participants will experience and use a wide selection of height safety equipment and gain practical experience in the use of suitable height safety solutions.

Work safely at heights training is recommended for:

  • Anybody conducting high risk work involving heights within all industries.
  • Anybody managing personnel who are conducting high risk work involving heights.
  • Anybody involved in risk assessments for working at heights.
  • Training should be completed before commencement of work and repeated dependent on need. This need can be determined through supervision, following an incident or an absence of 2+ years from the industry.
Duration: 8 Hours
Location: This course can be trained at our Training Centre or at your Workplace. 
(conditions apply)
Cost: Please call or email our office to obtain more information including pricing and course dates. 
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Subjects Covered

  • OHS Legislation
  • Hazards Identification
  • Types of Protection
  • Fall Arrest Systems/Equipment
  • Forces in Falls/Fall Clearances
  • Emergency Procedures/Rescue Plans
  • Equipment Inspections/Special Considerations

Pre-entry Requirements

Fitness to Participate and Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills are required in order to communicate, complete, undertake written and practical assessment activities. If you have any concerns regarding the LLN requirements, please contact 1300 886 208 for assistance.


As we are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) our participants will be awarded a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment on the successful completion of the training and assessment for this course.

The unit of competency covered in this course is:

RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

Refresher Training

Industry recommends that refresher training for Safe Working at Heights should be completed every two years.

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