Work Safely at Heights RIIWHS204E

Outcome: Nationally recognised statement of atttainment and competency card


Course Duration: 6-8 hours (experience, competency and class size dependent)


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 ( Biscuits, tea, coffee and drinks are provided. There are many takeaway food options nearby or feel free to bring your own lunch

PPE requirements: Safety boots, long pants and Hi Vis short/long sleeve shirt.

Course description:

  • 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

  • Horizontal/vertical lifelines

  • Fall clearance distances

  • Suspension trauma and rescue techniques


Unit Descriptor

  • ​Identify work requirements

  • Identify work procedures and instructions

  • Access and install equipment

  • Perform work at heights

  • Clean up work area



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

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

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

      All nationally recognised training, when a learner is deemed competent at the completion of their training, will be issued with a Statement of Attainment Competency in the unit in which they have enrolled by our partnering RTO: All High Risk Training Pty Ltd RTO #91463 


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