Height Safety, Fall Prevention Awareness and Rescue Procedures


The aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to identify hazards associated with heights, implement safe work procedures and perform rapid evacuation of persons from workplaces at heights.

This program provides an awareness of the knowledge and skills required for working safely at heights, fall prevention awareness and rescue procedures. 

The program challenges participants to establish effective systems of work in the planning phase and also the need to plan for applicable risk management, fall prevention systems, escape and recovery procedures.

It is designed for workers working unsupervised or supervising others at heights in the working environment.

This program is designed to meet the requirements of height safety legislation including the actions in an emergency and the recovery of workers in fall arrest. The course will be customised to include site specific procedures and equipment in the planning phase.

Aligned to:

  • RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to work safety at heights in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.


1. Identify work requirements
2. Identify work procedures and instructions
3. Access and install equipment
4. Perform work at heights
5. Clean up work area

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles where they are required to perform work at heights.

    • MSMWHS110 Follow emergency response procedures 

    This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to follow emergency response procedures in the workplace. It involves the use of workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for oneself and others.


    1. Identify emergency situation
    2. Follow emergency procedures

    This unit of competency applies to personnel who are required to know the signals when an emergency situation takes place as well as the proper procedures to follow in order to save oneself from possible injury and/or death.