Working at Heights Course
WORKING AT HEIGHTS COURSE
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.
This program provides competency to identify hazards associated with heights and implement basic site procedures in order to work safely at heights.
- 1 day
The program is aligned to meet the following units of competency:
- RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights
- * transitions from RIIWHS204D on 22nd September 2021. All persons enrolled and deemed competent beyond that date will be trained and assessed against RIIWHS202E.
- 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
Participants must also ensure they do not suffer from vertigo (dizziness at heights) or acrophobia (fear of heights).
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.
A Statement of Attainment listing individual units of competency will be issued to participants upon successful completion.
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- 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