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Work Safely at Heights

8 Hours

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The Working Safely at Heights course is designed for students required to undertake working at heights tasks in a variety of situations, on and around various structures and in differing work environments including working near unprotected edges or slopes. The course is designed to give instruction on completing working at heights risk assessments, practical application skills and pre and post inspection techniques.



Pre-entry Requirements:
Unique Student Identifier (USI) -
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.

This course gives both theory and practical instruction on Working at Heights applications. It includes risk assessment, pre and post use inspection of equipment, job step planning (JSA/SWMS) for various environments as per Australian Standards, Worksafe, OH&S and other statutory requirements, practical application of fitting a harness and attaching temporary static lines and hardware components such as karabiners and hooks.


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 $115.00). To enrol into a CITB funded course, please contact the SA Training Coordinator on 1800 655 510 or email

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.

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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