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Work Safely at Heights

Duration:
8 Hours

Max Students:
12

Designed for:
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.

Pre-requisites:
Nil

Co-requisites:
Nil

Pre-entry Requirements:
Unique Student Identifier (USI) - www.usi.gov.au
Fitness to participate

Language Literacy and Numeracy as required to work safely at heights in the workplace and complete workplace documentation.
Students must be physically capable of climbing a ladder safely maintaining three points of contact.

Description:
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.

Content:

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 (Total cost with valid membership is $125.00). To enrol into a CITB funded course, please contact the SA Training Coordinator on 1800 655 510 or email training@fsaus.com.au.

Unit of Competency

RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

Assessment:
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.

Delivery Method:
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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