Work Safely at Heights
Our nationally accredited height safety training course is designed for persons who are required to work at height. The course is designed to expose students who work at height to a broad range of height risk situations and to correctly implement a safe working procedure. The successful student will be competent to work at height using applicable fall protective equipment.
Fitness to Participate declaration, participants must be physically capable of wearing a harness and climbing a ladder safely, maintaining 3 points of contact.
Long sleeves and long pants, Appropriate safety footwear
Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course.
Our height safety training course covers how to work in accordance with height safety regulations, Australian Standards and relevant codes of practice. Participants will have an understanding of risk assessment procedures and permits to work at height. Participants who undertake our height safety training course will also undergo practical instruction in the correct use of height safety equipment and develop skills to select height safety equipment and apply it to specific tasks.
The following items are covered during the conduct of the training:
- WH&S Legislation, Height Safety Regulations, Codes Of Practice & Australian Standards
- Correct use of Height Safety Equipment
- Elevated Working Platforms & Scaffolds
- Case Studies from industry
- Risk Assessment & Hierarchy of Hazard Control
- Management & Employee responsibilities
- Fall Arrest Devices & Safety Equipment
- Safe Ladder Techniques
- Equipment Inspection & Maintenance requirements
- Setting up a fall restraint system
- Emergency Procedures including Height Rescue Procedures
- Suspension Trauma
- Developing Site Procedures & Safe Work Methods
CITB Funding SA courses only. To enrol into a CITB funded course, please contact the SA Training Coordinator on 1800 655 510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unit of Competency
RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights
Students learning outcomes will be assessed using practical activities designed to simulate the work environment and written questions as appropriate. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.
Classroom theory via PowerPoint presentations, including audio-visual material, practical desktop activities and discussion. Practical components using height safety equipment in a range of work simulated scenarios.
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