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RIIWHS204E - Work safely at heights

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Working at Heights

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Working at Heights

RIIWHS204E - Work safely at heights is vital whether you conduct work, or supervise the work of others at heights. 

Who needs Working at Heights training?

If you are working at heights over 2m, you are required to prove that you can operate safely at heights.

This means if you are working at heights on a ladder, a roof, scaffold, cherry picker, scissor lift, boom lift, vertical lift, or other elevating work platform, the best way to be covered is to do a Working at Heights course.

If you're seeking employment in resources, construction or infrastructure, this Nationally Recognised Training course will equip you with the skills and practical experience to competently and safely work from heights to industry standards.

This (1) one day working at heights training covers: risk assessment, selection and correct use of equipment, rigging and anchor systems, fall restraints, work positioning and fall arrest systems. This course for working safely at heights has been developed in accordance with the licensing and assessment requirements of NOHSC:1006 [2001].

Having a tested, effective rescue plan for all work at heights where a fall is possible, is the law. As part of the Working at Heights course, HiReach Training can assist you to develop your rescue plan.

Working at Heights course outline:

  • Identify work requirements – Apply compliance documentation, identify scope and any potential hazards, adhere to OHS requirements relevant to safe working at heights

  • Identify work procedures and instructions for the task - Equipment selection and use, inspect/install fall protection equipment, install safety system, install appropriate signs and barricades

  • Access and install equipment - Fit anchor fall systems, selecting solid and reliable anchorage

  • Perform work at heights – Undertake work and manual handling of materials and equipment safely

  • Clean up area – Dismantle safety system, clear work area, store tools and equipment

Working at Heights Certification:
On successful completion of the theory and practical assessment, students will receive a Statement of Attainment nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, and a photographic Working at Heights card.

You will also be provided with all course materials, including a Working at Heights Learners Guide, sample rescue plans, sample safe work method statements, and self assessment materials.

Am I eligible?

  • You must be at least 16 years old

  • Have basic English and Maths skills (to be able to identify and interpret workplace signs and apply yourself to the course material).

What to bring:
Appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

  • Safety shoes or boots

  • workwear (hi-vis if you have it)

  • safety hardhat (optional)

  • a broad brimmed sun hat and water bottle is recommended

100 Points of Identification must be presented before you begin Working at Heights training. 100 Points of identification requirements

CSQ funding contribution to the regular course cost, of:

  • $225 for RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights 

Eligibility criteria applies.​

To discuss your Working at Heights training needs or to book call 1300 661 400.

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