Height Safety

HEIGHT SAFETY PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION

This working at heights course provides an overview of safe systems of work at heights using the risk management hierarchy of controls. It is introductory only and may require supplementary training to meet the needs of varying sites and work methods.

APPLICATION

This program provides competency to identify hazards associated with heights and implement basic site procedures in order to work safely at heights.

DURATION

  • 1 day
UNITS OF COMPETENCY

The program is aligned to meet the following units of competency:

  • RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

COURSE CONTENT

  • Legislation, policy and height safety contexts
  • Risk management overview
  • Selection, use and maintenance of equipment
  • Science of heights and anchors
  • Fall prevention methods
  • Emergency procedures

PRE-REQUISITES

Participants must also ensure they do not suffer from vertigo (dizziness at heights) or acrophobia (fear of heights).

ASSESSMENT

Participants must be able to implement height safety procedures, identify hazards and risks and detail safe work requirements. They must also be able to operate whilst wearing safety equipment and explain emergency response and rescue procedures.

CERTIFICATION

A Statement of Attainment listing individual units of competency will be issued to participants upon successful completion.

MAX COURSE SIZE

10 participants

COMPLIANCE

  • Relevant State or Territory Work-place Health and Safety Regulations
  • AS/NZS 1891 Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and Devices
  • AS ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management
  • AS/NZS 4488 Industrial Rope Access Systems
  • AS/NZS 1576 Scaffolding
  • National Code of Practice 2008 Prevention of Falls in General Construction
  • Code of Practice Safe Work on Roads
  • WorkCover Publications and Guides