RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights
Outcome: Nationally recognised statement of attainment and competency card
$210.00 pp in Hobart (individuals/unemployed)
$250.00 pp in Hobart (60% funded by Keystone if eligible)
$290.00 pp in Launceston/Devonport (60% funded by Keystone if eligible)
Please enquire about group booking rates
Course Duration: 6-8 hours (experience, competency and class size dependent),
maximum of 10 persons per class
Location: Onsite or offsite, statewide
Pre-requisites: Must be 16 years of age and possess good language, literacy and numeracy skills
What to bring: USI Number (https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi). Biscuits, tea, coffee and drinks are provided. There are many takeaway food options nearby or feel free to bring your own lunch
CPD points acquired: 6 (please contact CBOS to find out if you are eligible)
PPE requirements: Safety boots, long pants and Hi Vis short/long sleeve shirt.
WHS Act 2012, Regulations, COP’s, A/S
Risk Assessment, SWMS, JSA’s
Hierarchy of Control
Fall prevention devices (passive/active)
Work positioning systems and ladders
Fall restraint versus fall arrest
Heights equipment Inspection and maintenance
Anchor points, anchor slings, karabiners
Type 1 and type 2 fall arrest devices
Fall clearance distances
Suspension trauma and rescue techniques
Identify work requirements
Identify work procedures and instructions
Access and install equipment
Perform work at heights
Clean up work area
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work safely at heights in the resources and infrastructure industries.
It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under supervision to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.
Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the unit.
Note: The terms Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.